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Olearia paniculata - (J.R.Forst.&G.Forst.)Druce.

Common Name
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness 8-11
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Not known
Range New Zealand.
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Other Uses    (3 of 5)
Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Half Hardy Moist Soil Full sun
Olearia paniculata


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Olearia paniculata is an evergreen Shrub growing to 6 m (19ft 8in).
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 9 and is frost tender. It is in leaf all year, in flower from September to October. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils and can grow in very alkaline soils.
It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.

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Synonyms

O. forsteri.

Plant Habitats

 Hedge;

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

Hedge  Hedge

Very resistant to maritime exposure, this plant can be used as an effective windbreak hedge in exposed maritime areas[11, 182].

Special Uses

Hedge  Hedge  Scented Plants

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Cultivation details

Succeeds in any well-drained moderately fertile soil in full sun[182, 200]. Thrives in a chalky soil[182] but prefers a light loam or peaty soil[11]. Very resistant to maritime exposure[11]. Plants are not very hardy outside the milder western and south-western maritime areas of Britain, they only tolerate light frosts[11, 200]. They succeed when grown against a sunny wall in the London area[11]. Plants can be pruned right back into old wood in order to promote fresh growth. Any pruning is best done in the spring[11]. Flowers best in years following long hot summers[200]. The flowers are very aromatic.

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Plant Propagation

Seed - surface sow in early spring in a greenhouse. Do not allow the compost to dry out. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. If growth has been sufficiently good, plant them out into their permanent positions in early summer of the following year, otherwise grow them on for another year in pots and plant them out the following early summer. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 5 - 10cm with a heel, July/August in a frame. Pot up in late August and overwinter in a cold frame then plant out in late spring or early summer[78]. Good percentage[11]. Cuttings of moderately ripe wood of the current years growth, 5 - 10cm with a heel, November in a frame. High percentage[78].

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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Author

(J.R.Forst.&G.Forst.)Druce.

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