Olearia capillaris

Olearia capillaris photographed at Inverewe Gardens, Poolewe, Scotland, UK

Olearia capillaris is an evergreen, very branched, compact shrub, which can reach 7 ft (2 m) high, and more across. The leaves are round, 0.25–0.75 in (0.6–2 cm) long. The white flowers are carried in clusters, June. It is fairly hardy in the UK.

Olearia capillaris is found locally in wet mountain areas, in scrub, and forest edges, in both the North and South Islands of New Zealand. Recent research has shown that this plant is a naturally occurring hybrid between Olearia arborescens and Olearia quinquevulnera.

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