A naturally compact and delightful small shrub with a cascading habit, and aromatic light green foliage. It gets masses of soft pink buds in early spring which open to white star shaped flowers in mid to late spring. It needs a well drained soil in a sunny to part shaded spot, and will cope with dry spells once it becomes established. Great for containers and on banks and walls where it can spill over, as a feature plant or mass planted. Mulch to suppress weeds, add organic matter and to cool the soil, this also helps to avoid root disturbance. A good easy care plant.


Family: Rutaceae
Scientific Name: Philotheca buxifolia
Cultivar: Cascade Of Stars
Common Name: Wax Flower
Plant Type: Small shrub
Height: 0.3 ~ 0.5 metres
Width: 0.3 ~ 0.5 metres
Flower Colour: White, Pink
Flowering Time: Spring
Ph Level: Acid, Neutral
Soil Type: Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Environment: Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden
Climate Zone: Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate
Light: Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit: Dense foliage, Mound-shaped
Lifespan: Perennial
Soil Moisture: Well-drained
Frost Tolerance: Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage: Feature plant, Fragrant
Special Uses:                            Cut flower, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife: Bees, Butterflies, Other insects

Philotheca buxifolia ‘Cascade Of Stars – Wax Flower


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