Olearia traversii

Olearia traversii photographed at Nymans, Handcross, Sussex, UK

Olearia traversii is a fast-growing, evergreen, erect shrub or small tree, which grows to 15–20 ft (4.6–6 m). The green, leathery oval leaves are 1.6–2.4 in (4–6.2 cm) long, and are in opposite pairs, white underneath. The tiny daisy flowers are carried in branched flower heads; summer.

Olearia traversii is found in forests of the Chatham Islands, New Zealand. It is useful as windbreak near the sea, where it can be clipped. Will tolerate dry conditions, but is not fully hardy in the UK. There are several variegated forms of this daisy bush.

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