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botanical name:
Cassinia leptophylla
Cassinia leptophylla © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Silver Cotton Wood, Tauhinu
synonyms:  Ozothamnus leptophyllus
family:  Asteraceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 1.50m
width: 2.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: grey
flower colour: white
stem/bark: brown
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -10°C
USDA zone: 8 to 10
description:
Evergreen shrub with tiny heather-like silvery grey leaves and rounded terminal heads of small white flowers in summer.

cultivation:
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.

propagation:
Semi-ripe cuttings in summer

usage:
Useful as a coastal and other dry and exposed positions.

other notes:
New Zealand native

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