Philotheca myoporoides ssp. myoporoides

Long-leaf Wax-flower

Dense blue-green shrub.

Additional information

  • SynonymEriostemon myoporoides
  • FamilyRutaceae
  • StoreyMiddle storey
  • Size1.5-4 m x 1.5-4 m
  • Plant groupingShrubs 1.5-10 m
  • LeavesAromatic broad thick oblong-elliptic leaves dotted with oil glands, 40-150 mm x 10-35 mm, tip pointed or rounded with small point. Leaves dark green to blue-green, paler below.
  • Flower colourWhite with pink tones
  • Flowering timeJuly to October
  • FlowersBunches of up to 13 starry flowers to 2 cm across, in leaf axils. Extended point on anthers.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist well drained deep soils in moist to wet tall forests. Frost and snow tolerant. Semi shade to dappled shade.
  • Garden useVery attractive shrub, more difficult to grow than the more commercially available forms. Will grow in full sun provided it doesn't dry out. Screen. Cut flowers.
  • Commercially availableRarely. Non-local forms available
  • Conservation statusSignificant within the Shire. Known from few local sites where it can be common. More common but scattered outside the Shire boundary.
  • Related speciesThe large local form is often referred to as "Mountain Giant". Many subspecies of P. myoporoides are available. All others occur naturally outside the Shire boundary.
Photographer/s: Marilyn Bull ©

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