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Cassinia fulvida

golden cottonwood

An evergreen, dense shrub up to 2m high and wide with shoots clothed in a yellowish down and sticky to the touch when young. Small, oblong, dark green leaves have yellowish-downy undersides and white, summer flowers are borne in dense, terminal heads up to 7.5cm across

Other common names
golden bush
golden heather
Synonyms
Ozothamnus leptophyllus Fulvidus Group
Cassinia leptophylla subsp. fulvida
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Size
Ultimate height
1.5–2.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
1.5–2.5 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer White Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Asteraceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Bushy
Name status

Correct

Plant range
New Zealand

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained, fertile soil in full sun

Propagation

Propagate by seed or semi-ripe cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Coastal
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Rock garden
  • Low Maintenance
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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