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Olearia 'Henry Travers'

An evergreen medium sized shrub with willowy grey-green foliage, silver on the under side, bearing large, pendent, purple-centred lilac daisies in June. A very lovely hybrid, but not the hardiest of the bunch. Try it in a sunny, sheltered position, or take it to the seaside where it will thrive. Suitable for any well drained soil, even thin chalk.

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Olearia ilicifolia (new)

One of the finest of the genus and also one of the hardiest, becoming a dense, rounded, evergreen, medium-sized shrub, clothed in coarsely toothed, leathery, narrow grey-green foliage, whiteish-felted beneath. Heads of scented white flowers are borne in June. For any well drained soil with some shelter from freezing winds, though very tolerant of maritime exposure.

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Olearia macrodonta 'Minor'

A dwarf form of the species, smaller in all its parts than the norm, but bearing the same fine features of this tough evergreen shrub from New Zealand. Sage-green foliage is spine edged and silvery-white beneath and the broad panicles of fragrant white flowers cover the plant in June. Superb in coastal exposure but just fine inland also. Hardy

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Osmanthus armatus (new)

A large dense, evergreen, hardy, Chinese shrub, covered in thick-textured rigid foliage, lined with spiny teeth. Clusters of sweetly scented white flowers line the branches in autumn. A tough shrub for sun or shade.

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Osmanthus delavayi

A classic spring flowering beauty, this medium sized evergreen shrub with small dark glossy green foliage is covered in pure white highly scented long-tubed flowers in April. Slowly reaches 2m tall and a little wider. A sniff or two of this is one of the joys of spring.

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Osmanthus x fortunei (new)

A comparatively vigorous hybrid of O. fragrans and O. heterophyllus, this makes a large dense evergreen shrub, with spine-edged shiny holly-like foliage becoming less spiny as the plant matures. Highly fragrant white flowers are borne in autumn. Very tough and hardy for sun or shade.

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Osmanthus yunnanensis

Osmanthus yunnanensis

Like no other in the genus, this is a magnificent, large, evergreen shrub (or small tree given half a century), with impressive long, dark, olive-green leaves, either bristle edged or entire, emerging rich purple in spring. The numerous small clusters of ivory-white, sweetly fragrant flowers are produced as early as Feb/March and smell of vanilla/playdough.

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Osteomeles subrotunda

A very rarely seen, but particularly pretty, small to medium sized evergreen shrub of slow growth from E China. Slim arching shoots are adorned with ferny pinnate leaves bearing tiny leaflets; a joy in themselves. The Hawthorn-like flowers in June are followed by reddish berries. In colder areas the protection of a wall is advised.

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Ozothamnus hookeri

A small evergreen shrub from SE Australia and Tasmania, related to Helichrysum, forming an upright or spreading small bush. The stems are clothed in white wool and the diminutive, aromatic, sticky leaves are closely pressed about them. Small heads of white flower clustered towards the ends of the shoots in summer. For a sunny, well drained position.

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