Helichrysum coralloides

Helichrysum coralloides photographed at RHS Wisley Garden, Woking, Surrey, UK

Helichrysum coralloides is a low-growing, bushy spreading shrub, which grows up to 4–24 in (10–60 cm) high. The tiny leaves, 0.2–3 in (5–7 mm) long, clothe the branches showing their hairy green backs. Single white flowers, 0.2–0.3 in (5–8 mm) diameter, are seen at the branch tips in summer.

Helichrysum coralloides is found in rock outcrops in the dry mountains of Marlborough and North Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand. It is similar in habit to Helichrysum selago, but has much stouter branches.

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