A charming and hardy small shrub that adapts well to a wide range of environments. The smallish leaves have a wonderful apple-like fragrance when crushed. A spectacular plant when in flower in winter and spring, but also looks attractive for the rest of the year. A great plant for a shrubbery or pot. A very good cut flower as well. Good in dappled shade but can take a sunny position as well.
|Scientific Name:||Philotheca myoporoides|
|Common Name:||Wax Flower|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||0.8 ~ 1 metre|
|Width:||0.8 ~ 1 metre|
|Flower Colour:||White, Pink|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Mound-shaped|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Feature plant, Screen, Fragrant, Wow factor|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Pollution tolerant, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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