Philotheca myoporoides ‘Top Cut’ – Wax Flower


An easy care upright growing shrub with lovely starry white flowers in profusion in winter to spring. It has pink buds, and the branches are useful for floral work, both in flower and as foliage. It grows to a couple of metres high and to 3 metres wide, so is useful as a decorative screening or hedging plant, as it responds well to pruning. Also good for container growing. Equally good in sun to part shade, and adaptable to most soil types. Frost and dry tolerant, and can be grown in coastal areas. A superb plant for a number of uses.

Scientific Name:Philotheca myoporoides
Family:Rutaceae
Common Name:Wax Flower
Plant Type:Small shrub, Large shrub
Height:1.5 ~ 2 metres
Width:2 ~ 3 metres
Flower Colour:White, Pink
Flowering Time:Spring, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Planting Season:Any
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading, Mound-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Topiary, Feature plant, Fragrant, Wow factor
Special Uses:Cut flower, Erosion control, Pipe and drain friendly, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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