Ozothamnus diosmofolius ‘Springtime White’ – Rice Flower


An easy care and drought tolerant medium sized shrub, it has masses of papery white clusters of pure white flowers. Does best in light and well drained soils, if planting into heavier soil, mound it up to improve the drainage. Tip prune when young to encourage a compact habit, once established it will benefit from harder pruning after flowering. Give it a handful of slow release native fertiliser after pruning. The flowers are great for cutting for floral work, and are long lasting and can be dried. Pick in bud before the flowers open.

Scientific Name:Ozothamnus diosmofolius
Common Name:Rice Flower
Plant Type:Small shrub, Large shrub
Height:1.5 ~ 2 metres
Width:1 ~ 1.5 metre
Flower Colour:White
Flowering Time:Spring, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Open foliage, Spreading, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Cut flower, Pollution tolerant, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects

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