Olearia macrodonta
Common name: 
Daisy Bush
New Zealand Holly
Pronunciation: 
o-lee-AH-ree-a mak-ro-DON-ta
Family: 
Asteraceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Evergreen shrub, or small tree, vigorous, upright, can reach 20 ft x 15 ft.  Leaves simple, alternate, 10 cm long, ovate-oblong, sharply toothed (holly-like), tip pointed, glossy dark green above, silver-white pubescence below.  Flowers small, 1.5 cm across, white with reddish brown centers, in large clusters, to 15 cm across; fragrant.
  • Sun or shade, very shade-tolerant.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone (8)9         Native to New Zealand.
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