Gardening with Indigenous Plants
Indigenous Plant Use
Identification & Control of Common Weeds
|Botanical Name:||Cassinia aculeata 2 synonyms: Calea aculeata , Cassinia affinis|
|Common Name:||common cassinia , dogwood , dolly bush|
|Sold As:||Tube ($2.00)|
|Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m), Medium Shrub (1 to 2 m)|
Clay, Moist, Wet, Well Drained
|4 m x 2 m|
|Foliage:||Narrow aromatic dull green leaves, hairy below, margins rolled under. Variable in size, from 10-50 mm x 1-2.5 mm.|
|Flowers:||Domed flowerheads to 12 cm across of whitish small daisy flowers, buds may be pink, November-March|
Erect open shrub with hairy branchlets. Pruning essential to maintain a bushy shape. Easily established under eucalypts. Flowers for long periods. Flowers useful in dried arrangements.
Fast growing, drought & coast tolerant.
|Ozothamnus ferrugineus Cassinia longifolia|
Propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in summer.