All about the Delightful Daisy Tree
There are a wide range of shrubs and plants that are referred to as a daisy tree and the only way to make sure that you get the plant that you have in mind is to locate it by sight or to know its scientific name. The wide variety of plants that are called daisy trees do have some facts in common. They all enjoy sun exposure and can be described as tropical because of their long pattern in foliage. They are usually native to some island setting and despite this origin handle lower temperatures relatively well as long as it does not go significantly below 20˚C.
The different kinds of daisy tree tend to have white flowers although there are also some that have an eye-catching yellow flower. These plants can grow as tall as fifteen feet in height and do well in warm weather while being okay with some chilliness. They are susceptible to damage if exposed to harsh winter conditions but experts say that they can recover if adequate care is taken to tend them back to health. You will find below an overview of the different plants that are known as the daisy tree. Whichever one you choose, you are bound to be happy with the glorious summer floral display of these plants.
The Podachaenium eminens is accurately to be classified as a shrub. The tree can get to between six and fifteen feet in height and you can prune to get the most out of the size and dimensions of the plant. The plant thrives in complete sun exposure, and the recommended hardiness zone for it is eleven. This daisy tree flowers in the summer months and produces yellow or white blossoms. Green, velvety leaves provide the foliage background for the pretty flowers.
Montanoa grandiflora is another kind of daisy tree and it is relatively larger than the species mentioned above. It grows from ten to fifteen feet in height and flowers in late summer and early fall producing white blooms. This plant produces flowers that have a sweet smell.
The plant which is botanically known as Montanoa hibiscifolia grows from twelve to twenty feet in height. It is unique in blooming its white flowers in the middle of the winter. It thrives in tropical conditions and should be planted where it has light shade. It is an evergreen and if you live in a milder climate region, you can enjoy the tree all year round. The tree can be encroaching if planted in the ground as it has some weed like characteristics. The plant takes an average amount of water and does. The Montanoa hibiscitolia is often called a tree daisy.
Argyranthemum f. is another species referred to as a daisy tree. This fits the physical description of a tree and can be planted outside or it can be a great potted addition to your porch garden. The plant gets its name from the daisy-like flowers that it produces through the year. If you live in moderate climatic conditions you can plant this one in the ground and if you have severe winters it is advisable to keep it in a pot for the winter months at least. This daisy tree needs partial to full sun but cannot handle excessive direct heat. So find it shade if the temperature crosses 40˚C. When moving it into the house in the winter you can choose a less heated location such as the garage. The plant needs uniformly moist water and it should be pruned after the peak flowering period to help it retain its shape. This species comes with white or yellow flowers.
There are also a set of trees from the Galapagos Islands that are referred to as daisy trees.
While all the species are likely to offer you a chance to enjoy an interesting flowering plant, a little research can help you pick the one most suited for your climate and soil conditions.