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Silky Daisy Bush
Olearia myrsinoides

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Olearia (oh-lee-AY-ree-uh) (Info)
Species: myrsinoides (mer-sy-NOY-deez) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Dark/Black

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From woody stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Jul 10, 2003, kennedyh from Churchill, Victoria
Australia (Zone 10a) wrote:

This is the smallest and least common of the daisy-bushes in this area. It grows as understorey in the forests. Its flowers are untidy, having just 2 or 3 ray florets in each head, but they are pure white and the overall effect is quite attractive. The leaves are dark green and toothed(silky underneath) and a little like miniature oak leaves. I have unsuccessfully attempted to grow this from seed, but intend to try again when I get the chance.