Olearia × haastii

Olearia × haastii photographed at The Quinta Arboretum, Swettenham, Cheshire, UK

Olearia × haastii (syn Olearia ‘Haastii’) is an upright, bushy, evergreen shrub which grows to about 4–8 ft (1.2–2.4 m). The dark green, shiny, leathery leaves are spear-shaped 0.5–1.3 in (1.2–3.2 cm) long, white beneath. Flower heads of white daisy flowers, summer.

Olearia × haastii is rare natural hybrid that occurs in the South Island, New Zealand. The parentage has been given as Olearia avicenniifolia and Olearia moschata. It is usually regarded as the hardiest olearia grown in the UK.

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