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Olearia solandri - (Hook.f.)Hook.f.

Common Name
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness 8-11
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Coastal situations and occasionally inland on South Island[44].
Range New Zealand.
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Weed Potential No
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Care
Half Hardy Moist Soil Full sun
Olearia solandri


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Olearia solandri is an evergreen Shrub growing to 4 m (13ft 1in) at a slow rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 9. It is in leaf all year, in flower from August to October, and the seeds ripen 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: acid, neutral and basic (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

Habitats

 Hedge;

Edible Uses

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Medicinal Uses

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Other Uses

Hedge  Hedge

Very resistant to maritime exposure and tolerant of severe pruning, this plant can be used as an effective windbreak hedge in exposed maritime areas. Very useful for the outer defences but it is slow growing[75].

Cultivation details

Succeeds in any well-drained moderately fertile soil in full sun[182]. Thrives in a chalky soil[182] but prefers a light loam or peaty soil[11]. Very tolerant of maritime exposure[75]. This species is not very hardy in Britain, it generally requires the protection of a wall outside the milder areas[1] and is sometimes killed in severe winters when growing inland in Cornwall[75]. Flowers best in years following long hot summers[200]. Very tolerant of severe pruning, plants can be pruned right back into old wood in order to promote fresh growth[200]. It is best to trim new growth by 50% each year in order to promote basal shoots[75]. Any pruning is best done in the spring[11].

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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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