Pretty native flowering shrub previously known as eriostemon. Pink buds open to starry white flowers in winter-spring and intermittently through the year. Long slender leaves which smell citrussy when crushed. Lovely informal hedge for cottage gardens.
Philotheca myoporoides – long leaf wax flower, eriostemon DESCRIPTION: Pretty native flowering shrub with long slender dark green leaves which smell citrussy when crushed. Pink buds open to starry white flowers in winter-spring and intermittently through summer and autumn. USES: Lovely informal hedge or shrub for cottage gardens. PLANTING: Plant in free draining soil in a sunny or partly shaded location, dappled sunlight is perfect. Mulch after planting to retain moisture and regulate soil temperatures as the young plant establishes. Tolerates frost and drought once established. CARE: A light prune once flowering has finished will help give the plant shape. Follow with an application of a native slow release fertiliser. HEIGHT & WIDTH: 0.8 - 1 m H x 0.8 - 1 m W. YOUR PLANTS: These are tube-stock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The average size of your plants will be 15 -25 cm in height including the pot height of 80 mm x 42 mm wide.