Philotheca myoporoides ‘Top Cut’ – Wax Flower

An easy care upright growing shrub with lovely starry white flowers in profusion in winter to spring. It has pink buds, and the branches are useful for floral work, both in flower and as foliage. It grows to a couple of metres high and to 3 metres wide, so is useful as a decorative screening or hedging plant, as it responds well to pruning. Also good for container growing. Equally good in sun to part shade, and adaptable to most soil types. Frost and dry tolerant, and can be grown in coastal areas. A superb plant for a number of uses.

Family : Rutaceae
Cultivar Name: Top Cut
Plant Type : Small shrub, Large shrub
Width : 3
Flowering Time : Spring, Winter
Soil Type : Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Cut flower, Erosion control, Pipe and drain friendly, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Philotheca myoporoides
Common Name : Wax Flower
Height : 2
Flower Color : White, Pink
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Butterflies, Other insects