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Ozothamnus ferrugineus

Tree Everlasting

Open rounded shrub with densely cottony branchlets.

Additional information

  • SynonymHelichrysum dendroideum
  • FamilyAsteraceae
  • StoreyMiddle storey
  • Size2-5 m x 2-4 m
  • Plant groupingShrubs 1.5-10 m
  • LeavesNarrow lance-shaped to oblong dark green leaves 15-65 mm x 1-5 mm, grey hairy below, tip pointed, margins slightly wavy.
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Flowering timeNovember to February
  • FlowersBroad flat terminal clusters of 80-300 small daisy flowerheads. Bracts at base of flowerhead yellow-green.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist to wet well drained soils widespread in open forest and woodland, and following disturbance. Frost tolerant. Full sun to semi-shade.
  • Garden useLong flowering plant for background planting. Prune to maintain bushy habit.
  • Commercially availableIndigenous nursery
  • Conservation statusWidespread within the Shire
  • Related speciesSimilar to Cassinia species. The yellow-green bracts and the non-sticky branchlets on flowerheads help to distinguish it.
Photographer/s: 1 Marilyn Bull ©; 2, 3 Yarra Ranges Council photo library

Plant Communities

  • 01 Alpine Ash Montane Damp Forest (EVC 38)
  • 19 Long-leaf Box Herb-rich Foothill Forest (EVC 23)
  • 05 Mountain Ash Forest - Central Highlands (EVC 30)
  • 20 Messmate Lowland Forest (EVC 16)
  • 06 Mountain Ash Wet Forest - Dandenongs (EVC 30)
  • 22 Silver-leaf Stringybark Heathy Woodland (EVC 48)
  • 07 Mountain Grey Gum Damp Forest - Central Highlands (EVC 29)
  • 26 Red Stringybark Grassy Dry Forest - Middle Yarra (EVC 22)
  • 08 Mountain Grey Gum Damp Forest – Dandenongs (EVC 29)
  • 30 Swamp Gum Swampy Riparian Woodland (EVC 83)
  • 11 Manna Gum Riparian Forest - Central Highlands (EVC 18)
  • 31 Candlebark Grassy Forest (EVC 128)
  • 12 Manna Gum Riparian Forest - Dandenongs (EVC 18)
  • 33 Mountain Swamp Gum Swampy Riparian Woodland (EVC 83)
  • 13 Manna Gum Riparian Forest - Upper Yarra (EVC 18)
  • 34 Manna Gum Floodplain Riparian Woodland (EVC 56)
  • 15 Scented Paperbark Riparian Thicket - Middle & Upper Yarra (EVC 59)
  • 36 Scented Paperbark Riparian Thicket – Central Highlands (EVC 59)
  • 16 Messmate Shrubby Foothill Forest Central Highlands/UpperYarra (EVC 45)
  • 38 Yellow Box Valley Grassy Forest – Middle Yarra (EVC 47)
  • 17 Messmate Herb-rich Foothill Forest (EVC 23)
  • 41 Swamp Paperbark Riparian Thicket (EVC 59)
  • 18 Messmate Shrubby Foothill Forest - Dandenongs (EVC 45)
  • 43 Buxton Gum Swampy Riparian Woodland (EVC 83)
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