Not the plant you're looking for? Search over 300,000 plants

Olearia 'Stardust'

An evergreen shrub up to 2m high, with slender stems and tiny grey-green leaves. Small, daisy-like white flowers are produced in early to mid summer

Join the RHS

Become an RHS Member today and save 25% on your first year

Join now
Buy this plant
Size
Ultimate height
1.5–2.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
1.5–2.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green Grey Silver
Summer White Green Grey Silver
Autumn Green Grey Silver
Winter Green Grey Silver
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H3
Botanical details
Family
Asteraceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Bushy
Genus

Olearia can be evergreen shrubs, small trees or herbaceous perennials, with simple, leathery, toothed or entire leaves and corymbs of daisy-like flower-heads

Name status

Unresolved

How to grow

Cultivation

In frost-free areas, grow outdoors in fertile, well drained soil in full sun. Thrives in chalky soils and handles coastal exposure well. In areas prone to frosts, grow in a cool or temperate greenhouse, or in a sheltered spot in containers that can be moved indoors over winter

Propagation

Propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Coastal
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Mediterranean climate plants
  • Conservatory and greenhouse
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Wall side borders
Pruning

Pruning group 8. Trim lightly to maintain a compact habit. Can tolerate hard pruning if necessary

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

Generally disease-free but may be susceptible to honey fungus (rarely)

My Garden

Your free RHS gardening coach

Keep track of your plants with reminders & care tips – all to help you grow successfully

My plants
My calendar

My plants

My calendar

My ideas
Manage membership

My ideas

My advice

Get involved

The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.