Silver Cape Ozothamnus

Ozothamnus leptophylla 'Silver Cape' PP #19,992

Slender, upright stems, densely covered with tiny silver-green foliage produce a profusion of tiny, white, lace-like flower clusters at the stem tips. A durable New Zealand coastal native that loves heat. The fine silvery foliage is a perfect compliment to more heavily textured perennials in a sunny spot. Evergreen.
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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.


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Botanical Pronunciationoh-zo-THAM-nus lep-toh-FIL-uh
Average Size at MaturityUpright growth, 3 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleRustic
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Hedge, Rock Garden, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Heat Loving
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsNew Zealand Christmas Tree (Metrosideros); Sedge (Carex); Pittosporum (Pittosporum); Hopseed Bush (Dodonaea); Phormium (Phormium); New Zealand Tea Tree (Leptospermum)

Thrives in average to lean, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Truly easy to care for - deadheading is as simple as a light shake of the limbs at the end of the bloom period!

This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-10

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