Olearia x scilloniensis, also known as the Daisy Bush, is a compact, evergreen shrub, with small, attractively scalloped, oval leaves and a dense, rounded habit. In late spring the grey/green foliage is almost obscured by a mass of daisy-like flowers with golden eyes.
In addition to being extremely undemanding (its endurance of a salty atmosphere makes it a coastal favourite), this shrub is untroubled by wind, is drought tolerant, and, more of an issue in Britain, deer resistant.
Pot Size: 3L
Common Name: Daisy Bush, New Zealand Daisy Bush
Height and Spread: 180cm x 180cm, over 10 years
Preferred Soil Type: Any fertile, well-drained soil
Aspect: South or west facing, sheltered or exposed
Position: Full sun
Flowering Period: June – August
Care: Trim in spring, then mulch