One of the very best hedging plants for seaside gardens. Tough little leathery leaves - shiny on top and white and silky underneath. Masses of white daisy-like flowers in May. As with all members of the Composite Family, it's often referred to as a Daisy Bush.
If left to its own devices, it can grow into a 20ft tree after many years but is more commonly seen clipped - either as topiary or as a hedge.
See them everywhere - even as farm hedges - in south west Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly and Southern Ireland.
Propagated from cuttings
IF IT HAS AN AMBER TRAFFIC LIGHT
Hardy in the Home Counties if sensibly sited (avoiding severe frost pockets, for example). Many Amber Labelled Plants are from cuttings from well-established plants that have survived many harsh winters in the South-East.
This is only meant as a guide. Please remember we're always on hand to give advice about plants and their frost hardiness.
Please remember that these coloured labels are only a rough guide.
General Point about Plant Hardiness: The commonly held belief that it's better to 'plant small' is perfectly true with herbaceous plants, but not necessarily true with woody plants. They need some 'wood' on them to survive severe cold - so plants of marginal hardiness in very cold areas should really be planted LARGER, rather than smaller, wherever possible.
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