Thursday, 21 August 2014


Philotheca is a genus of about 45 species, all of which occur only in Australia. The genus has been recently increased in number by the transfer of about 39 species from the genus Eriostemon. Transferred species include Philotheca myoporoides which was previously known as Eriostemon myoporoides.

Philotheca buxifolia, commonly known as Box-leaf Waxflower, is a shrub in the family Rutaceae. It produces white or pink flowers. The species occurs for the most part around Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, however, it has been introduced as a garden ornamental plant in many locations around Australia.

The plant thrives in a range of climates from sub-tropical to cool-temperate. It prefers well-drained soils in full sun or part shade. Dislikes root disturbance. Can be tip pruned to promote a bushy habit, however, if pruned too hard they can be slow to recover. Can be affected by scale. Profuse flowers make this a good feature plant. Also suited to containers or as a hedge.

This post is part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme.


  1. Wow, what a floral display. Tom The Backroads Traveller

  2. I like the progression from wide shot to close-up. Those are beautiful flowers.

    Mersad Donko Photography

  3. Wonderful photos of this waxflower! Great colours!

  4. What a display! The flowers are so beautiful and sweet. I would LOVE to have that in my garden.

  5. not sure if they have them here in NZ. Very pretty.


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