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Products > Montanoa grandiflora
 
Montanoa grandiflora - Daisy Tree

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Asteraceae (Sunflowers)
Origin: Central America (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: White
Bloomtime: Fall/Winter
Fragrant Flowers: Yes
Synonyms: [Eriocoma hartwegiana]
Height: 8-12 feet
Width: 8-12 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Montanoa grandiflora (Daisy Tree) - This is an erect evergreen shrub with thick stems which grow from the base to 12 feet tall with equal spread. The slightly-hairy green leaves are deeply lobed. During the fall and winter, white daisy-like flowers with yellow centers are produced in abundance and give off a scent reminiscent of chocolate or vanilla. The flowers are followed by interestingly attractive chartreuse-colored seedheads that last on the plant through the winter months. Plant in full sun and water occasionally to regularly - can be somewhat drought tolerant but looks much better with irrigation. Some say this plant is not frost hardy but we have had this plant survive in our garden through the December 1990 freeze with short duration temperatures at 18 F and the January 2007 freeze with 3 nights dropping to 25 F and both times this plant came back gloriously the following year - while early frosts may nip the flowers and tender growth we feel that the plant is hardy to about 20 degrees F. Cut it back hard in early spring to allow the fresh new foliage to emerge near the base.  This information is based on research conducted about this plant in our nursery library and from reliable online sources. We also take into consideration observations of it in our nursery of crops, as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens we have visited. We will incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if it includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Montanoa grandiflora.