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PlantFiles: Giant Daisy Tree
Podachaenium eminens

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Podachaenium (poh-da-KAY-nee-um) (Info)
Species: eminens (EM-in-ens) (Info)

4 members have or want this plant for trade.


6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

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USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer


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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive BayAreaTropicals On Aug 11, 2013, BayAreaTropicals from El Sobrante, CA wrote:

After 3 years has reached 12+ feet and 5 feet wide and blooming for first time.

Soil is 75% native clay mixed with rotted leaf mold, once established needs little water. Mild fertilizer used, but manure will make it grow faster and have more luxurious and larger leaves. Removing lower branches makes it grow taller faster.

Propagation by 4-8 inch stem cuttings. Any larger branch will not form roots in water/sand.

This web site says zone 11, but I am in 10a. We do get 30 F for a few days of the year.

The exposure is at the southwest side of the house where it does get some wind coming in from the from the north. I therefore made sure the tree was at least 3 feet tall before planting it in the ground.

Positive nomosno On Jul 28, 2010, nomosno from San Diego, CA (Zone 10b) wrote:

Nice looking plant, sort of surprising - a tree-size daisy!? It thrives in San Diego and Encinitas so at least zone 10b should be added to its hardiness record.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

San Diego, California
San Pablo, California
Vieques, Puerto Rico

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