Joy Creek Nursery

691-002D4   Ozothamnus rosmarinifolius 'Silver Jubilee'  

Ozothamnus rosmarinifolius 'Silver Jubilee'
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Many Australian natives are hardy for gardeners in the Pacific Northwest. Ozothamnus rosmarinifolius 'Silver Jubilee' joins the company of plants like Grevillea victoriae and Callistemon 'Woodlander's Red', evergreen shrubs that have become popular in local gardens because of the beauty of their bloom and their textural foliage. As the species name indicates, 'Silver Jubilee' has narrow leaves that are reminiscent of rosemary. The undersides of the leaves are silver and because of the angle at which they are held on the whiteish stems, the shrub looks silver. This was grown from seed that was collected in the wild in Tasmania and raised by a Mr. J. May in the United Kingdom. The flower buds are pink in color and persist for a very long time before they open. The white flowers are held in tight corymbs at the top of the stems. Because of of the silvery cast of its leaves, this is easy to use as a background plant in a full sun, drought tolerant garden.

Summer.   6-10 ft. x 5 ft.

White flowers

Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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