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Ozothamnus diosmifolius Winter White

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Ozothamnus diosmifolius Winter White Australian Rice Flower, White Dogwood, Pill Flower, Sago Bush,
Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Shrubs Shrub Like, Upright

Description:
Easy to grow and needing little supplementary water once established, these native shrubs are colourful and compact garden plants and excel in floral arrangements. As cut flowers they are in high demand overseas for the florist trade. In sunny gardens they will grow into a shapely bush full of flower in the first season. Plants will grow to 2 metres and are well suited to edging and to shaping into low hedges. Flowering from mid winter and through into spring with large heads of small pure white flowers all over the plant. White buds are attractive for many weeks before opening. Prune after flowering.

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

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Cut Flower, Feature, Formal Garden, Groundcover, Habitat, Hedging / Screening, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Rockery, Wind Break, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Keep moist during dry periods, Low phosphorus slow release fertiliser, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Asteraceae Australia

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: White
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring
Fruit: Insignificant

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