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Gardening with Indigenous Plants
Indigenous Plant Use
Identification & Control of Common Weeds
Botanical Name:Cassinia aculeata
2 synonyms:   Calea aculeata , Cassinia affinis
Common Name:common cassinia , dogwood , dolly bush
Sold As:Tube ($2.00)
Plant
Type(s):
Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m), Medium Shrub (1 to 2 m)
Growing
Conditions:
Shade
Clay, Moist, Wet, Well Drained
Size
(HxW):
4 m x 2 m
Foliage:Narrow aromatic dull green leaves, hairy below, margins rolled under. Variable in size, from 10-50 mm x 1-2.5 mm.
Flowers:Domed flowerheads to 12 cm across of whitish small daisy flowers, buds may be pink, November-March
General
Comments:

Erect open shrub with hairy branchlets.  Pruning essential to maintain a bushy shape. Easily established under eucalypts. Flowers for long periods. Flowers useful in dried arrangements.

Fast growing, drought & coast tolerant. 



Further
Information:
  1. Whitehorse Council
  2. Yarra Ranges Council (Victora, close to us)
  3. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (VICFLORA, technical, good photos)
  4. Wikipedia (free online encyclopedia)
  5. iNaturalist
  6. Hortipedia
  7. NatureMapr (Canberra)
  8. Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew UK, technical)
Similar
Plant(s):
Ozothamnus ferrugineus Cassinia longifolia
Plant
Propagation:

Propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in summer.



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