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:||Eriostemon 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|
|Propagation Method:||Softwood cutting|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Screen|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Playground friendly|
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