Crowea exalata ‘Green Cape Crowea’ – Waxflower


A compact, prostrate dwarf shrub with short thick aromatic foliage and masses of multi-hued pink waxy star flowers mainly in autumn and spring, with spot flowers at other times possible. Butterflies, moths and dainty harmless native bees love the flowers. Use as a mounding groundcover in beds, cascading over banks or walls, or as a pot plant for balconies, courtyards and patios. Prefers cool moist conditions, can be shorter lived in hot and windy areas.

Family : Rutaceae
Cultivar Name: Green Cape Crowea
Plant Type : Small shrub, Ground cover
Width : 0.8
Flowering Time : Summer, Autumn, Winter
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Cut flower, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Crowea exalata
Common Name : Crowea
Height : 0.5
Flower Color : Pink
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Lifespan :
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Butterflies, Other insects, Lizards