Eriostemon australasius – Pink Wax Flower

An attractive medium sized shrub which grows and flowers in part shade, with profuse sprays of delicate pink blooms which are great for cut flowers. Grows to around a metre or two tall and wide and prefers a sandy to sandy loam well drained soil type. Can be touchy in a garden situation, in which case it can be container grown.

Family:Rutaceae
Scientific Name:Eriostomen australasius
Common Name:Wax Flower
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:0.6 ~ 2 metres
Width:0.6 ~ 1 metre
Flower Colour:White, Pink
Flowering Time:Spring, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix, Saline
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Light shade, Half shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Softwood cutting
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Screen
Special Uses:Cut flower, Playground friendly

 

 


 

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

 

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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