Olearia traversii

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Description

Olearia traversii or Chatham Island Ake Ake is a tough, quick growing upright evergreen NZ native shrub. It has glossy leaves with silvery-white in the underside. In summer daisy-like flowers appear on pannicles

It is a very hardy plant. As it thrives well in exposed windy sites it can easily be used as a windbreaker. Clips well and is often used as a fast growing hedge. Will only tolerate light frost.

Recommended spacing for a hedge is 40-50 cm apart.

Additional information

Soil

Clay, Sand

Water

Tolerates or prefers dry soil

Wind

,

Plant type

Evergreen

Sun

Full sun, Partial shade

Frost

Half Frost Hardy

Uses

Fast growing, Suitable for planting as a hedge

Fully Grown Height

4.0 m

Fully Grown Width

2.0 m