Philotheca buxifolia ‘Cascade Of Stars – Waxflower

A naturally compact and delightful small shrub with a cascading habit, and aromatic light green foliage. It gets masses of soft pink buds in early spring which open to white star shaped flowers in mid to late spring. It needs a well drained soil in a sunny to part shaded spot, and will cope with dry spells once it becomes established. Great for containers and on banks and walls where it can spill over, as a feature plant or mass planted. Mulch to suppress weeds, add organic matter and to cool the soil, this also helps to avoid root disturbance. A good easy care plant.

Family:Rutaceae
Scientific Name:Philotheca buxifolia
Cultivar:Cascade Of Stars
Common Name:Waxflower
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.3 ~ 0.5 metres
Width:0.3 ~ 0.5 metres
Flower Colour:White, Pink
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Dense foliage, Mound-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Fragrant
Special Uses:Cut flower, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects

 

 


 

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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