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|
|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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