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Olearia nummulariifolia

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to July
  • Height1m to 2m
  • Spread1.5m to 2.25m
  • Growth HabitBushy round
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Olearia nummulariifolia. This shrub comes from subalpine mountain areas of New Zealand and is distinguished by its tiny leaves, dark green above and densely white or yellowish hairs on the undersides. In summer it bears fragrant cream to pale yellow solitary flowerheads. It reaches a height of 10 ft (3 m) with a dense, many-branched form. Olearia nummulariifolia var. cymbifolia is a form with slightly larger leaves but with their edges curled under and almost touching beneath.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Australia

Interest and use

Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They will need full sun with fertile, well-drained soil, a lot of species are tolerant of salt, wind and atmospheric pollution. You can propagate from seed or cuttings in summer.

Propagation

You can propagate by seed or semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

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