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Snowy Daisy-bush

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Kevin Sparrow
Olearia lirata

A soft slender open shrub with green smooth shiny leaves that have a greyish hairy underside that grows 2-4 metres tall. This plant has large loose bunches of small white daisy flowerheads at or near the end of the braches from September to December. It is an attractive plants for shady positions and will benefit from pruning after flowering. It grows in moist well drained clay to sandy soil in semi to full shade and will tolerate light frost.

Type: 
Shrub
Height: 
2 - 3m
3+m
Maintenance: 
Low
Flowering Time: 
Summer
Spring
Light: 
Part Shade
Shade
Water Requirement: 
Low
Tolerates: 
Heavy and Clay soil
Sandy Soil
Some Coastal Exposure
Dry conditions
Acidic Soils
Biodiversity Benefits: 
Birds
Plant Origin: 
Native
Natural Occurence: 
Vic/NSW/Tas

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