The Mexican Tree Daisy
With masses of white daisy like flowers Montanoa leucantha subsp. arborescens earns its common name of ‘Mexican Tree Daisy’.
Flowering in autumn this is a valuable addition to the garden, providing interest with the flowers as well as the fragrance of the flowers.
It is this display of flowers that makes this such a desirable plant, the whole bush is covered for weeks with masses of scented flowers in large panicles.
Evergreen in warmer climates, in cooler areas frost will cut it back in winter. It does bounce back remarkably in spring, growing through summer and then putting on a huge display of flowers as autumn sets in.
Try growing Montanoa leucantha subsp. arborescens in a warm sunny position protected from strong winds. Place it where it will get the attention it deserves in autumn.
Montanoa leucantha subsp. arborescens will die back in cold winters, many gardeners prune then back hard in winter after flowering to maintain a compact growth habit.
Best is a warm frost free position, however this is perhaps the most cold tolerant of all of the tree daisies.
Montanoa leucantha subsp. arborescens – Information summary
- Height – To around 3m in height
- Spread – To around 2m
- Position – Full sun to a little shade
- Soil- Humus rich well drained.
- Growth rate – Fast.
- Flowers – White daisy like with a yellow centre.
- Foliage – Mid to pale green