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.

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
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Softwood cutting
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Screen
Special Uses:Cut flower, Playground friendly



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants