A very attractive small shrub, with numerous starry pink flowers from autumn through winter. Likes sun or semi shade, if grown in sun some protection from hot afternoon sun is advisable. It prefers moist soils but once established will tolerate dry periods. Can take up to moderate frosts. Prune after flowering to encourage a more dense habit, a nice task as the plant has aromatic foliage.
|Scientific Name:||Crowea saligna|
|Other Common Names:||Waxflower|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||0.8 ~ 1 metre|
|Width:||0.6 ~ 1 metre|
|Flowering Time:||Autumn, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Mound-shaped|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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