Crowea exalata ‘Green Cape Crowea’ – Waxflower


A compact, prostrate dwarf shrub with short thick aromatic foliage and masses of multi-hued pink waxy star flowers mainly in autumn and spring, with spot flowers at other times possible. Butterflies, moths and dainty harmless native bees love the flowers. Use as a mounding groundcover in beds, cascading over banks or walls, or as a pot plant for balconies, courtyards and patios. Prefers cool moist conditions, can be shorter lived in hot and windy areas.

Scientific Name:Crowea exalata
Common Name:Crowea
Plant Type:Small shrub, Ground cover
Height:0.2 ~ 0.5 metres
Width:0.5 ~ 0.8 metres
Flower Colour:Pink
Flowering Time:Summer, Autumn, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, 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
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant
Special Uses:Cut flower, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects, Lizards



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants