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Uses

Edible uses

There are no edible uses listed for Olearia macrodonta.

Material uses

Very resistant to maritime exposure, this plant can be used as an effective windbreak hedge in exposed maritime areas[1]. One report says that it is tolerant of severe pruning[2], whilst another says that it is better not to prune severely[1]. Moderately fast growing.
There are no material uses listed for Olearia macrodonta.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

There are no medicinal uses listed for Olearia macrodonta.

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Hedge

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - surface sow in early spring in a greenhouse. Do not allow the compost to dry out. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. If growth has been sufficiently good, plant them out into their permanent positions in early summer of the following year, otherwise grow them on for another year in pots and plant them out the following early summer.

Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 5 - 10cm with a heel, July/August in a frame. Pot up in late August and overwinter in a cold frame then plant out in late spring or early summer[3]. Good percentage[4].

Cuttings of moderately ripe wood of the current years growth, 5 - 10cm with a heel, November in a frame. Very easy, succeeding even when the cuttings are planted directly into their permanent positions in exposed sites[K].

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Cultivation

Succeeds in any well-drained moderately fertile soil in full sun[5][2]. Thrives in a chalky soil[5][2] but prefers a light loam or peaty soil[4]. Very tolerant of maritime exposure[1].

A very ornamental plant[6], it is almost hardy throughout Britain, tolerating temperatures down to about -15°c[7] if sheltered from cold winds[4]. Flowers best in years following long hot summers[2]. Withstands light trimming but dislikes being cut back hard into old growth, it is best to trim new growth by 50% each year in order to promote basal shoots[1]. Any pruning is best done in the spring[4]. This plant is possibly a hybrid O. arborescens x O. ilicifolia. There are a number of named forms, the cultivar 'Major' is faster to establish than the type[1].

The whole plant is aromatic[5]. The leaves emit a powerful musk scent when bruised whilst the flowers are honey-scented[8].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

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Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Olearia macrodonta.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Olearia macrodonta
Genus
Olearia
Family
Compositae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
8
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
no shade
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
  • Strong wind
  • Maritime exposure
Ecosystems
Native Climate Zones
None listed.
Adapted Climate Zones
None listed.
Native Geographical Range
None listed.
Native Environment
None listed.
Ecosystem Niche
None listed.
Root Zone Tendancy
None listed.
Life
Deciduous or Evergreen
Herbaceous or Woody
Life Cycle
Growth Rate
Mature Size
6 x 5 meters
Fertility
?
Pollinators
Flower Colour
?
Flower Type











References

  1. ? 1.01.11.21.31.41.5 Rosewarne experimental horticultural station. Shelter Trees and Hedges. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (1984-00-00)
  2. ? 2.02.12.22.32.42.5 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
  3. ? Sheat. W. G. Propagation of Trees, Shrubs and Conifers. MacMillan and Co (1948-00-00)
  4. ? 4.04.14.24.34.4 Bean. W. Trees and Shrubs Hardy in Great Britain. Vol 1 - 4 and Supplement. Murray (1981-00-00)
  5. ? 5.05.15.2 Thomas. G. S. Ornamental Shrubs, Climbers and Bamboos. Murray ISBN 0-7195-5043-2 (1992-00-00)
  6. ? F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press (1951-00-00)
  7. ? Phillips. R. & Rix. M. Shrubs. Pan Books ISBN 0-330-30258-2 (1989-00-00)
  8. ? Genders. R. Scented Flora of the World. Robert Hale. London. ISBN 0-7090-5440-8 (1994-00-00)
  9. ? Allan. H. H. Flora of New Zealand. Government Printer, Wellington. (1961-00-00)


Facts about "Olearia macrodonta"RDF feed
Article is incompleteYes +
Article requires citationsNo +
Article requires cleanupYes +
Belongs to familyCompositae +
Belongs to genusOlearia +
Functions asHedge +
Has binomial nameOlearia macrodonta +
Has drought toleranceIntolerant +
Has environmental toleranceMaritime exposure + and High wind +
Has fertility typeInsects +
Has flowers of typeHermaphrodite +
Has growth rateModerate +
Has hardiness zone8 +
Has lifecycle typePerennial +
Has mature height6 +
Has mature width5 +
Has salinity tolerance
Has search nameolearia macrodonta +
Has seed requiring scarification
Has seed requiring stratification
Has seed with dormancy depth
Has shade toleranceNo shade +
Has soil ph preferenceAcid +, Neutral +, Alkaline + and Very alkaline +
Has soil texture preferenceSandy +, Loamy + and Clay +
Has soil water retention preferenceWell drained +
Has sun preferenceFull sun +
Has taxonomic rankSpecies +
Has taxonomy nameOlearia macrodonta +
Has water requirementsmoderate +
Is deciduous or evergreenEvergreen +
Is herbaceous or woodyWoody +
Is taxonomy typeSpecies +
PFAF cultivation notes migrated No +
PFAF edible use notes migrated Yes +
PFAF material use notes migrated No +
PFAF medicinal use notes migrated Yes +
PFAF propagation notes migrated No +
PFAF toxicity notes migrated Yes +
Tolerates air pollution
Tolerates maritime exposure
Tolerates nutritionally poor soil
Tolerates wind
Uses mature size measurement unitMeters +