Ozothamnus rosmarinifolius ‘Silver Jubilee’ – Rice Flower

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.

Family:Asteraceae
Scientific Name:Ozothamnus rosmarinifolius
Cultivar:Silver Jubilee
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
Flower Colour:White
Flowering Time:Summer
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
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Cut flower, Street tree, Bird nesting plant
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

 

 


 

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

 

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants.