• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Quickly reaches 6 ft. tall, 4 to 5 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Easy Care Shrub
    Late Spring to Early Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:ow-tay-RO-uh
    Plant type:Shrub
    Growth habit:Round
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Quickly reaches 6 ft. tall, 4 to 5 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Silver-green
    Blooms:Late Spring to Early Summer
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleRustic
    Companion PlantsTufted Hair Grass (Deschampsia); Mirror Plant (Coprosma); Tickseed (Coreopsis); New Zealand Flax (Phormium); Salvia (Salvia); Alpine Plum Yew (Podocarpus alpinus)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in loose, sandy soils in a sunny site, but tolerates a range of well-drained soils and light shade in hotter regions; does not like soggy soils. Water deeply and regularly during first growing season. Established plants tolerate less frequent watering and periodic drought. Prune as needed to shape, or hard prune to promote dense growth.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more in extreme heat.