An easy care upright growing shrub with lovely starry white flowers in profusion in winter to spring. It has pink buds, and the branches are useful for floral work, both in flower and as foliage. It grows to a couple of metres high and to 3 metres wide, so is useful as a decorative screening or hedging plant, as it responds well to pruning. Also good for container growing. Equally good in sun to part shade, and adaptable to most soil types. Frost and dry tolerant, and can be grown in coastal areas. A superb plant for a number of uses.
|Scientific Name:||Philotheca myoporoides|
|Common Name:||Wax Flower|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Large shrub|
|Height:||1.5 ~ 2 metres|
|Width:||2 ~ 3 metres|
|Flower Colour:||White, Pink|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix|
|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|
|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:||Hedge, Topiary, Feature plant, Fragrant, Wow factor|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Erosion control, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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