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Now that summer is here, we have limited our stock for online purchase. Find Monrovia plants at your local garden center. Pre-order for 2023 will be available later this year. ×

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Aotearoa Daisy™ Streamside Tree Daisy

Olearia cheesmanii

A native New Zealand shrub with an airy, rounded, upright, bushy form. A cloud of small, white, daisy-like blooms enshroud the silver-toned leaves in late spring to early summer. This tough and hardy evergreen has upright, spiny growth and dense foliage that serves well as a barrier, hedge or border plant and is excellent for exposed coastal sites.
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Good to grow! 8


Full sun, Partial sun

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.


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Botanical Pronunciationow-tay-RO-uh chees-MAN-ee-eye
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 6 ft. tall, 4 to 5 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeLate Spring to Early Summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorSilver-green
Garden StyleRustic
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBarrier, Border, Hedge, Privacy Screen, Topiary, Windbreak, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureDense Habit, Easy Care, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsTufted Hair Grass (Deschampsia); Mirror Plant (Coprosma); Tickseed (Coreopsis); New Zealand Flax (Phormium); Salvia (Salvia); Alpine Plum Yew (Podocarpus alpinus)

Thrives in loose, sandy soils in a sunny site, but tolerates a range of well-drained soils and light shade in hotter regions; avoid soggy soils. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system; once established tolerates drier soils and periodic drought. Prune lightly to shape, or hard prune to promote dense growth.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-11

USDA Cold Hardiness Zone Map

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 8

Good to grow!