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© Deeproot Plant Base
common name: Silver Cotton Wood, Tauhinu
synonyms: Ozothamnus leptophyllus
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: grey
flower colour: white
main season: All Year
dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -10°C
USDA zone: 8 to 10
Evergreen shrub with tiny heather-like silvery grey leaves and rounded terminal heads of small white flowers in summer.
Well drained soil and sun, does well on poor dry soils and coastal locations but needs a reasonably mild climate.
Prune in spring to shape and keep tidy.
Semi-ripe cuttings in summer
Useful as a coastal and other dry and exposed positions.
New Zealand native