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Products > Brachyglottis 'Silver Dormouse'
Brachyglottis 'Silver Dormouse'
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Asteraceae (Sunflowers)
Origin: New Zealand (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Summer
Synonyms: [Senecio greyi, B. 'Walbrach']
Parentage: (B. greyi x B. compactus x B. laxifolius)
Height: 4-5 feet
Width: Spreading
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Brachyglottis 'Silver Dormouse' - A compact dense evergreen shrub that grows to 3 feet tall by 4 feet wide with elongated ovate hairy leaves that are gray-green with white-lined margins and silvery-white undersides. Yellow daisy flowers bloom profusely in the summer. Plant in full sun with well-draining soil and little to regular irrigation. Hardy to around 18 F. This plant comes from David Tristan of Walberton Nursery in West Sussex. It was selected as a mutant growing among a batch of tissue-cultured plants in 1996. It appears closely related to and probably shares parentage with the Brachyglottis Dunedin hybrids (sometimes called Brachyglotis 'Sunshine') which were a group of hybrids involving Brachyglottis [Senecio] greyi, B. compactus and B. laxifolius. This plant differs from these hybrids in being more compact, brighter silver color, with less leaf-edge curl and less of a tendency to brown out and die in the middle.  The information about Brachyglottis 'Silver Dormouse' displayed on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources we consider reliable. We will also relate those observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery gardens and in other gardens that we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments we receive from others and welcome hearing from anyone who has additional information, particularly when they share cultural information that would aid others in growing it.