Philotheca myoporoides ‘Winter Rouge’ – Wax Flower

Masses of pink buds open to the white starry flowers and these are set on a hardy, compact shrub with bright green aromatic foliage. It adapts well to a wide range of environments. This is a great feature shrub that can also be used as a cut flower. Plant it near paths where the pleasant aroma of the foliage will be released as you brush against it. Cut the plant back by 20-30% after flowering to encourage compact growth.

Scientific Name:Philotheca myoporoides
Family:Rutaceae
Common Name:Wax Flower
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.6 ~ 0.8 metres
Width:0.3 ~ 0.5 metres
Flower Colour:White, Pink
Flowering Time:Spring, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Open foliage, Mound-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Fragrant, Border plant
Special Uses:Cut flower, Bonsai, Pipe and drain friendly, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects

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Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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