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Gardening with Indigenous Plants
Indigenous Plant Use
Identification & Control of Common Weeds
Botanical Name:Cassinia longifolia
Common Name:cauliflower bush , long-leaf cassinia , shiny cassinia
Sold As:Tube ($2.00)
Plant
Type(s):
Medium Shrub (1 to 2 m), Tall Shrub (2 to 6 m)
Growing
Conditions:
Partial Shade, Shade
Moist, Well Drained
Size
(HxW):
2-4 m x 3 m
Foliage:Long, narrow, aromatic shiny green leaves, white hairy below, sticky, especially when young, 15-95 mm x 2-5 mm. Leaves have prominent midrib.
Flowers:Dense terminal umbrella-like clusters to 20 cm across of small white daisy flowerheads, November-March
General
Comments:
Erect open shrub with sticky, hairy branchlets.  Pruning essential to maintain bushiness. Quick growing plant for disturbed areas. Will adapt to most conditions.


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. NatureMapr (Canberra)
  7. Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew UK, technical)
Similar
Plant(s):
Ozothamnus ferrugineus Cassinia aculeata


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