Daisy Bush

Oleariax × haastii

Daisy Bush - Oleariax × haastii

Common Name: Daisy Bush
Genus: Oleariax
Species: haastii

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes a good hedge

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 2.00 m (200 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 3.00 m (300 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: White, Yellow
Foliage Colour: Blue/Green, Grey/SilverFlowering Period: July & August

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained

In July and August this evergreen shrub is smothered with clusters of white daisy-like flowers with yellow centres. The leaves are glaucous and glossy and associate particularly well with Mediterranean plants or other plants with silvery foliage. This shrub also makes a fabulous informal flowering hedge or windbreak for a sunny well-drained site. It is particularly suitable for coastal gardens as it stands up well to strong winds and salt-laden air.

  • Garden care: Remove the faded flowerheads using garden shears. In April or May lightly trim back any branches that spoil the symmetry of the plant. After pruning apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant.

  • Goes well with: Centranthus ruber 'Albus', Griselina littoralis, Armeria hybrida 'Bees Hybrids', Crambe maritima, Euphorbia mellifera, Erigeron 'Rotes Meer'.