A very interesting and unique shrub from the South Island of New Zealand, it truly looks like coral with its imbricate silvery green leaves that are often described as whipcords. Forms a nice silvery cushion but can take a while to do so. Fairly drought tolerant but we’ve lost some established plants when they were given no water all summer in a particularly gritty soil.
Latin Name: Ozothamnus coralloides
Site and Soil: Full to mostly full sun, tolerant of many soil conditions so long as they are well draining
Hardiness: 0º Fahrenheit
Size at Maturity: 1′ x 2-3′
Bloom Time: Summer
Pests & Diseases: None
USDA Zone: 7a