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Eriostomen difformis 'Star Sprite' (Wax Flower)

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Plant description

eriostemon difformis wax flower star sprite 2

eriostemon difformis wax flower star sprite 1

Eriostemon difformis 'Star Sprite' is a pretty little shrub with apple green leaves and white flowers for most of the year. It has aromatic foliage when crushed. Good for sun or part shade, and does well in most soil types. A hardy and easy care plant. It can be trimmed to encourage more dense growth if needed. Grows to around a metre and a half high and wide. It can be used for informal low hedging, also good for container growing. Tolerates frost and drought once established, also coastal areas.

This plant is now known as Philotheca difformis.

Further reading: Hedges and Pruning a hedge in 7 steps (articles written by horticulturalist Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: white
Flowering season: spring summer autumn winter

Scent

The foliage has an aromatic fragrance when crushed

Plant size

Maximum height: 1.5 metres
Minimum height: 1 metres

Maximum width: 1.5 metres
Minimum width: 1 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Insects.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Diseases

Sooty mould

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: not specified.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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