Native plants

NZ daphne

Scientific name: Pimelea prostrata
Maori name: Pinatoro, Autetaranga
Other names: Strathmore daphne, Riceflower

Pioneer Shrub - native to the Wellington Region
Suits: damp, dry, partial shade, sunny, exposure, coastal and dune garden, small garden or balcony, wetlands and water features

About NZ daphne

True coastal low growing plant that can grow in most situations, but prefers a well drained soil. With small star like and fragrant flowers over a long period from spring through to the beginning of autumn, this low shrub is easily identified by its blue-green narrow leaves that which join the stem at a small ridge. Can be found in various habitat like coastal gravel, sand dunessandstone, gravel in open scrub, low grassland. This maks this an ideal species for exposed coastal gardens, rockeries and as a good border for smaller cottage gardens.

Normally grows to dimensions of around 5-20cm high and up to 1m wide.




Provides for birds

  Nectar Fruit Seeds
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Provides for lizards

  • Ground cover for retreat
  • Clump forming for camouflage and insects

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