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Ozothamnus


More Information About Ozothamnus

The genus Ozothamnus (not to be confused with the popular shrub, osmanthus, or the popular 19th century sonnet, "Ozymandias") contains 54 species of exotic plants native to Australia, New Zealand, and New Caledonia. Ozothamnus is a small woody shrub (like osmanthus) that works well in a mixed border.

Although it is in the daisy family (Asteraceae), the white or pink, petal-less flower clusters of ozothamnus are undaisy-like and look more like eupatorium or Queen Anne's lace. Ozothamnus flowers are popular as long-lasting cut flowers that look great in mixed arrangements.

The small silvery leaves produced by Ozothamnus emit a sweet odor when bruised. Ozothamnus prefers full sun and well-drained soils but is tough and relatively unpicky about its environment. Gardeners should prune ozothamnus annually to prevent it from getting straggly. Ozothamnus does not live forever (like Ozymandias) but is easily propagated via seed or cuttings. When you are ready to buy ozothamnus for your garden, check out our online offering of ozothamnus for sale.