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Rosemary everlasting

Ozothamnus rosmarinifolius, common name rosemary everlasting, is a species of plant in the daisy family. 

The species name rosmarinifolius means with leaves like rosemary. The genus name derives from the Greek, ozos (meaning branch) and thamnos (meaning shrub). 

Ozothamnus rosmarinifolius can reach a height of about 1.5 metres (4 ft 11 in). It is an upright evergreen shrub. Leaves are narrow, silvery-grey. These plants form quite compact slightly rounded terminal clusters of pink buds. The white flowers are tiny and scented. Bracts range from yellowish to reddish.  Flowering time lasts from November to February.

  • Category Outdoor flowering plants
  • Families Asteraceae
  • Genus Ozothamnus
  • Species rosmarinifolius
  • Geographical Area of Origin Oceania
  • Climatic Zones Sub-tropical, USDA 10 b (Southern Italy and islands)
  • Habit Shrub
  • Leaves Treadlike filament / Needle-like
  • Colore Foglie Verde
  • Flowering Period March / April / May / June
  • Flower Pseudanthium
  • Colore Fiori Bianco   Rosa
  • Favorite soil Sub-acid / medium acid / Middle-Dough / Medium soil
  • Water needs Medium
  • Light Exposure Medium shade / Half shade / Full light / Full sun
  • Form Grown as shrub / bush
  • Colore Frutti Marrone
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