A tried and tested reliable variety, this is a small and compact shrub, growing to around a metre high and wide. It has attractive light green foliage and pink starry flowers in spring and autumn, with spot flowering at all times possible. The foliage is aromatic. Suits most soil types, and hardy to frost and drought. The flowers are great for picking. Rarely troubled by pests or disease. A great plant for low maintenance gardens.
|Scientific Name:||Crowea hybrid|
|Other Common Names:||Waxflower|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Large shrub|
|Height:||0.8 ~ 1 metre|
|Width:||0.8 ~ 1 metre|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Autumn, All year|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade, Half shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Open foliage, Mound-shaped|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Topiary, Feature plant|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Other insects|
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