Philotheca myoporoides ‘Winter Rouge’ – Wax Flower

 

A hardy and compact small shrub with bright green aromatic foliage, in late winter it bears masses of pink buds which open to the white starry flowers, often blooming till the end of spring. This is a great feature shrub that can also be used as a cut flower. It adapts well to a wide range of environments. Plant it near paths where the pleasant aroma of the foliage will be released as you brush against it, also looks good in large pots. At its best in a partly shaded position. Cut the plant back by 20-30% after flowering to encourage compact growth. Once it is established it is reasonably tolerant of dry spells and moderate frost.

Scientific Name:Philotheca myoporoides
Family:Rutaceae
Common Name:Wax Flower
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.8 ~ 1 metre
Width:0.8 ~ 1 metre
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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Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.