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Ozothamnus rosmarinifolius 'Silver Jubilee'

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Characteristics

Plant type

Shrub

Habit

Columnar/Upright

Fragrance

Leaf or Flower

Resilience

Hardiness

old H3 (may need winter protection)

Colour

Flower

Red and White in Summer

Foliage

Grey/Silver in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

0.5-1 metres

Ultimate spread

0.5-1 metres

Time to ultimate height

10-20 years


Preferred common name

ozothamnus 'Silver Jubilee'

Family

Asteraceae


Ozothamnus can be evergreen shrubs or perennials, with small, slightly aromatic, linear leaves and tiny white flower-heads which may be solitary or in showy terminal corymbs

'Silver Jubilee' is a small, upright evergreen shrub with narrow, silvery-grey leaves and compact clusters of crimson buds opening to small, scented white flower-heads

Synonym(s)

  • Ozothamnus 'Silver Jubilee'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing or West-facing
  • Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained soil in a sheltered position in full sun

Soil

  • Well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Chalk, Clay, Sand or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Drought Resistant, Coastal or Gravel Garden


How to care

Pruning

Pruning group 8

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free