Ozothamnus diosmifolius ‘Petite’ – Rice Flower

Ozothmanus ‘Petite’ is a compact, dwarf form of rice flower, growing to around a metre high and wide. It is long blooming, peaking in spring and summer, and sprinkles in autumn and winter. The white clusters of flower are great for cut flower work, and attractive to butterflies and insects. The foliage is dark green and aromatic. Adaptable to most soils if they have good drainage. Good for sun or part shade. Frost and drought tolerant. A light trim will ensure the plant stays compact. A good plant for low hedging and as a border plant, and will provide some cover for small wildlife such as lizards.

Scientific Name:Ozothamnus diosmifolius
Family:Asteraceae
Common Name:Rice Flower
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:1 metre
Width:1.2 ~ 1.5 metres
Flower Colour:White
Flowering Time:All year
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Mound-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Groundcover, Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak, Fragrant, Border plant
Special Uses:Cut flower, Bonsai, Erosion control, Pipe and drain friendly, Pollution tolerant, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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