Ozothamnus thyrsoideus

Sticky Everlasting

Erect to spreading sticky shrub, young growth with densely cottony hairs.

Additional information

  • SynonymHelichrysum thyrsoideum
  • FamilyAsteraceae
  • StoreyMiddle storey
  • Size2-3 m x 2-3 m
  • Plant groupingShrubs 1.5-10 m
  • LeavesSpreading, shiny narrow dark green leaves 8-50 mm x 1-3 mm, white and hairy below, tips rounded and margins rolled under.
  • Flower colourWhite and dull yellow
  • Flowering timeNovember to February
  • FlowersFlat clusters of 15-40 flowers on the upper side of branchlets.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsWell drained soil in dryer mountain forests. Frost tolerant. Full sun to semi shade.
  • Garden useVery floriferous shrub for underplanting. Pruning beneficial from young plants.
  • Commercially availableUnlikely to be available within the Shire of Yarra Ranges
  • Conservation statusSignificant within the Shire. Known from few local sites where it may be common. More common outside the Shire boundary.
Photographer/s: Peter Kinchington ©

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