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Olearia macrodonta
Common Name: New Zealand Holly Family: Asteraceae (The Aster Family)

A vigorous and robust holly-leaved olearia with large masses of fragrant white daisy-like flowers. Yes. It looks like a holly bush but it has daisy flowers! Grows as a tree-like shrub. The leaves are sharply toothed, grey green above and silvery white beneath. Flowers appear in early summer. Full sun


Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia and the Pacific - Australasia

Native Habitat:
Lowland to sub-alpine forests up to 1300m, southwards from latitude 37° 30' on North and South Islands of New Zealand.

ClassEvergreen Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream
TypeShrub Secondary Bloom ColourYellow
Height6-10' Bloom TimeSummer
Spread5-8' FragranceYes
Light ExposureSun Foliage ColourBluish Green
Soil Moisture Stem Colour
Hardiness8-10 Berries
BC NativeNo

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Cotinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’
Euphorbia characias ssp. wulfenii
Nandina domestica ‘Gulf Stream’

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