A delightful and easy care medium sized shrub that gets covered with starry white flowers and red buds in late winter to spring, and will bloom over a couple of months. The stems make superb cut flowers with a bonus spicy apple fragrance, and cutting will improve the plant shape creating a more compact habit. It is a hardy and waterwise plant once it gets established. It grows to around 60 cms tall and to a metre wide, and is a good plant around playgrounds as the stems are flexible not woody. Also great in containers. Good in sun to part shade, drought and frost tolerant and is naturally neat growing. It can be pruned to size if needed. This plant used to be known as Eriostomen myoporoides.
|Scientific Name:||Philotheca myoporoides|
|Common Name:||Wax Flower|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Large shrub|
|Height:||0.5 ~ 0.6 metres|
|Width:||0.6 ~ 1 metre|
|Flower Colour:||White, Red, Pink|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade, Half shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading, Mound-shaped|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Windbreak, Fragrant, Wow factor|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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