Olearia tomentosa (J.C.Wendl.) DC.

Toothed Daisy-bush

Family: Compositae

Genus: Olearia

Category: Shrub

Size: To 6' tall and wide

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Gray-green leaves, alternate, oval, to 1.5" long, toothed margins, pubscent below. White, daisy-like flowers. Well-drained moist soil.

From Bot. Repos. (Aster dentatus) from the continuance of its flowering, is very desirable as a greenhouse plant, as it begins to expand its blossoms about December, and from that time till August is seldom seen without flowers. It is a low-growing shrub, seldom exceeding a foot in height, and very branching.


Published in Prodromus (A. P. de Candolle) 5: 252 in 1836.

Native to Australia

PlantList shows the name as unresolved.

Basionym Aster tomentosus J.C.Wendl.

Synonyms Olearia dentata Moench nom. illeg. superfl., Aster dentatus Andrews.

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