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Ozothamnus diosmifolius Colour Surprise

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Ozothamnus diosmifolius Colour Surprise Australian Rice Flower, White Dogwood, Pill Flower, Sago Bush,
Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Shrubs Shrub Like

Unique, hardy Australian native shrub that produces a prolific display of deep maroon-red flower buds in Late Winter. Flowers progressively fade to light pink as the buds mature and then open to a lemon colour throughout spring, resulting in a multicoloured effect. A very hardy and versatile plant which can be used in a wide range of landscape applications in a full sun or part shade situation. Makes an excellent feature plant for pots and tubs. For floral arrangements, harvest stems just before the flower buds begin to open. Can be grown in all mainland Australian states in both coastal and inland situations in well drained soils. Tolerates drought and light frost once established. Grows approx. 1.2m tall x 70cm wide.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
1-2m 60cm-1m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Bird Attracting, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Cut Flower, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Rockery, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Low phosphorus slow release fertiliser, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Asteraceae Australia

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Pink, Yellow
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: High
Frost: Moderate
Wind: Medium / Moderate