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Gardening with Indigenous Plants
Indigenous Plant Use
Identification & Control of Common Weeds
Botanical Name:Ozothamnus ferrugineus
7 synonyms:   Chrysocoma ferruginea , Eupatorium ferrugineum , Helichrysum dendroideum , Helichrysum ferrugineum , Ozothamnus dendroideus , Petalolepis ferruginea , Podolepis ferruginea
Common Name:tree everlasting
Sold As:Tube ($2.00)
Plant
Type(s):
Tall Shrub (2 to 6 m), Bird Attracting, Hedging
Growing
Conditions:
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moist, Wet, Well Drained
Size
(HxW):
2-6 m x 2-4 m
Foliage:Narrow lance-shaped to oblong dark green leaves 15-65 mm x 1-5 mm, grey hairy below, tip pointed, margins slightly wavy.
Flowers:Broad flat terminal clusters of 80-300 small white daisy flowerheads. Bracts at base of flowerhead yellow-green., November-February.
General
Comments:
An open rounded aromatic shrub with densely cottony branchlets. Long flowering plant for background planting. Prune to maintain a bushy habit. Frost tolerant. Drought sensitive.


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. Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew UK, technical)
Similar
Plant(s):
Cassinia aculeata Cassinia longifolia Cassinia sifton


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