Pirrolizidine alkaloids in the antipodean genus Brachyglottis
Including snowberry, brachyglottis
and Oregon grape, these shrubs are a common sight in car parks, but have fallen out of favour as, if uncared for, they can become woody and misshapen.
Plant of the month: Brachyglottis
(Dunedin Group) Sunshine AGM
Silver foliage shrubs and perennials such as the sunloving lavandula angustifolia, brachyglottis
Sunshine and helichrysum italicum provide soft, silver mounds of foliage.
Phylogeny and classification of Brachyglottis
(Senecioneae, Asteraceae): An example of a rapid species radiation in New Zealand.
'Sunshine' - bright yellow flowers perfect for a sunny site.
Silver foliage shrubs and perennials such as the sun-loving Lavandula angustifolia, Brachyglottis
'Sunshine' and Helichrysum italicum provide soft, silver mounds of foliage and can be trimmed back after flowering in summer and again in early spring to keep them in shape.
, with 30 species in New Zealand (Wagstaff & Breitwieser, 2004), Hubertia, with 25 species in Madagascar, Comoros and Mascarene Islands (Nordenstam, 2007)].
5m (5ft), with holly-like leaves and clusters of white, scented flowers in May and June, and Brachyglottis
laxifolium , fast-growing to around 90cm tall and 1.
They include shrubs such as the daisy-bush, Brachyglottis
laxifolia (pictured), euphorbia, berberis and spiraea, and perennials like hellebores, lupins and oriental poppies.
5m (5ft), with scented white daisies,and Brachyglottis
laxifolia a rounded shrub reaching 90 cm (3ft), producing yellow daisy clusters; and an evergreen wall shrub,Griselinia littoral is ,of which there is the choice of a variegatedform.
TAKE cuttings from any shrubs you need to renew - lavender, ceanothus, escallonia, hibiscus, hypericum, pieris, privet, cotoneaster, fuchsia, hydrangea, philadelphus (mock orange), potentilla, most viburnums and the daisy bush, formerly Senecio laxifolius, now renamed Brachyglottis