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Philotheca myoporoides

long-leaf waxflower

Formerly Eriostemon myoporiodes. A dense shrub growing to a height and spread of 2m. Starry white flowers are produced in spring.
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originNSW, Qld, Vic.
cultural notesThrives in a range of climates from sub-tropical to cool-temperate. They prefer well drained soils in full sun or part shade. Dislikes root disturbance.
maintenanceCan be tip pruned to promote a bushy habit, however, if pruned too hard they can be slow to recover. Can be affected by scale.
toleratesTolerant of frost and drought.
flowering seasonSpring and Summer
flower colourPink buds are followed by white 5 petalled, star shaped flowers.
foliage colourSmooth waxy leaves are narrow and dark green. They are variable in length to 8cm. Strongly aromatic when crushed.
widthup to 2m
heightup to 2m
plant spacing100cm apart
recommended usesProfuse flowers make this a good feature plant. Also suited to containers or as a hedge.
 
plant image creditsCreative Commons License Ian Sutton

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