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|
|Common Name:||Rice Flower|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Width:||1.2 ~ 1.5 metres|
|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|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Groundcover, Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak, Fragrant, Border plant|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Bonsai, Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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