ERIOSTEMON myoporoides

Commonly known as Long-leaf wax flower

(syn. Philotheca myoporoides) - Aromatic dark green leaves. Fragrant pinkish-white flowers
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Elliptic or oblong, warty leaves 5-12cm (2-4¾in) long
  • White
    From pink buds
  • Height
    3m (10ft)
  • Spread
    2m (6½ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Erect, bushy shrub with, usually, cylindrical, warty stems. Flowers are produced in axillary cymes to 10cm (4in) long
  • 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)
    Use lime-free potting compost in full light. may need restrictive pruning
  • Against a wall
  • Full sun

ERIOSTEMON myoporoides

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Can flower at any time of year
    Pests & Diseases
    Scale insects
    Place of origin
    Australia (Queensland to Victoria)
  • Flower Shape
    Star-shaped
    To 2.5cm (1in) across
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Australian / New Zealand
    Border
    Suitable for a shrub border
    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
    Tender (greenhouse & conservatory)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic
    (see photos above)
    Oblong
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Scented Plants
    Scented foliage
    Strongly aromatic
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
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Eriostemon - Growing Guide
3m (10ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2m (6½ft)
 

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