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Eriostemon sp., Wax Flower
Eriostemon myoporoides

Eriostemon sp.

Wax Flower
Family: Rutaceae
Origin: Australia
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This is a genus of about 35 species of evergreen Australian shrubs mostly occuring as understory plants in forests in dappled shade.

They have proved extremely adaptable as long as good drainage is assured. The small, often aromatic leaves can almost disappear beneath the waxy pink or white blooms. They are marginally frost hardy to frost tender. Plant in neutral to acid, well-drained soil.

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