A very hardy medium sized shrub, this cultivar has silvery foliage and cream-white heads of long lasting flowers in summer. Grows to a metre and a half high and half a metre wide approximately, and with a pronounced column shape, making it a useful plant for those difficult landscaping spots like driveways and beside paths. It is best in full sun and needs a well drained soil. Very tolerant of both frost and drought, and does well in coastal gardens. An all over tip prune or harder prune after flowering will encourage a more dense growth habit.
|Scientific Name:||Ozothamnus rosmarinifolius|
|Common Name:||Rice Flower|
|Other Common Names:||Sea Rosemary|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Large shrub|
|Height:||1 ~ 1.5 metre|
|Width:||0.5 ~ 0.6 metres|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Column-shaped|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Screen, Windbreak|
|Special Features:||Cut flower, Bird nesting plant|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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