Eriostemon myoporoides

Eriostemon myoporoides

9000157960

£15.00
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While this delightful deciduous shrub is a little tender (it needs protection from frosts) it is well worth the effort. The glossy, dark green, elliptical leaves emit a gentle fragrance a little like Rosemary, and the flowers, which are in bloom for an extended period in the spring, are also wonderfully scented. From pink buds, the delicately pretty, wax-like flowers, open in a mass of bright white starry petals with an orange centre. They cover the plant and scent the surrounding air. An interesting feature are the so-called 'warty stems' which bubble with green texture. 

The shrub, a native of Australia, is also called the Gin and Tonic plant. Bushy and rounded in form, Eriostemon myoporoides is excellent for planting in a container in a sheltered position where the scent can waft in and around living areas.

 

Pot size: 2L

Common Names: Long Leaf Wax Flower, Gin & Tonic Plant, also, Philotheca myoporoides

Hardiness: Tender, protect from frost, overwinter inside or in a greenhouse

Height & Spread: 300cm x 250cm agter 5 years

Preferred Soil Type: Moist but well-drained, humus-rich soil

Aspect: South or  west facing, sheltered

Position: Full sun / Partial shade

Flowering Period: May – October