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Olearia
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New Zealand tree daisy species,
NZ tree daisies


Olearia genus -
There exist 30+ endemic Olearia species from New Zealand. Olearia can be found in a variety of habitats throughout New Zealand's north and south islands from coastal scrub to forest. Olearia are amongst New Zealand's hardiest trees and shrubs, commonly cultivated for their tolerance of drought and exposure, especially useful for shelter and hedging.

 

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Olearia albida var. angulata photography
Common name: tanguru
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Description:

Similar to O. albida above, except for leaves which have waved margins and are more leathery.

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Olearia arborescens photography
Common name: common tree daisy, glossy tree daisy
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Description:

Much-branched small tree. Flowerheads white with up to 10 short ray florets.

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Olearia chathamica photography
Common name: keketerehe
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Description:

From the windswept, coastal Chatham Islands where it can form dense scrubland communities. It has amongst the largest flowers of all NZ Olearia at 4cm+ accross.

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Olearia cheesemanii photography
Common name: streamside tree daisy
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Description:

Probably the most floriferous New Zealand Olearia species. Large panicles of white flowers with a yellow centre. 10-11 long ray florets.

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Olearia ilicifolia photography
Common name: mountain holly
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Description:

A quick-growing tree daisy with lanceolate spiny leaves (more slender than similar Olearia macrodonta).

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Olearia lyallii photography
Common name: subantarctic tree daisy
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Description:

Tall spreading Olearia with an open habit when mature. A quick-growing coastal coloniser, able to tolerate salt spray and shade. Large glossy leathery leaves with pronounced dentate margins.

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Olearia macrodonta photography
Common name: NZ tree daisy
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Description:

Large clusters of white flowers with a yellow center cover this tree daisy in summer. Broader leaves than the similar Olearia ilicifolia.

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Olearia odorata photography
Common name: N/A
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Description:

Small-leaved Olearia species with clusters of tiny highly scented white flowers in summer.

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Olearia paniculata photography
Common name: akiraho
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Description:

Will grow into a multi-branched tree to 6m tall, but more commonly grown as shelter hedging, responding well to regular clipping. Distinctive undulate leaves (smaller than the similar Olearia albida). Uniquely, flowers contain only one floret per flowerhead.

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Olearia virgata var. rugosa photography
Common name: twiggy tree daisy
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Description:

A scraggy-looking divaricating tree daisy with long wiry branches - can almost look weeping. Clusters of tiny white flowers cover the shrub in summer.

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Other Olearia species photography

 

Related photography - see Brachyglottis (Senecio) photography

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- see Pachystegia photography

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