HOYA australis

Commonly known as Wax flower

Evergreen climber with scented star shaped flowers
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Broadly oval to elliptic, fleshy, dark-green leaves to 12cm (5in) long.
  • White
    With a red spot at the base of each petal and red-purple coronas.
  • Height and Spread
    4-10m (13-33ft)
  • Climber
    Some of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clinging
    Vigorous, twining, succulent climber. Produces umbels, 6cm (2½in) across of 12-40 white flowers to 4cm (1½in) across.
  • Tender - cool or frost free greenhouse
    Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen. Except in frost-free inner-city areas or coastal extremities requires glasshouse conditions. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 1°C (34°F)
  • Full sun

HOYA australis

 
  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases
    Mealybugs.
    Place of origin
    Australia (Queensland, New South Wales)
  • Flower Shape
    Star-shaped
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Greenhouse / conservatory
    Not the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winter
  • Hardiness
    Half hardy (down to 0)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 6
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
    Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
    When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.

    RHS group 9 & 11
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Seasonal Interest
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
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