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Hoya australis

Wax flower

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height4m to 11m
  • Spread1m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourWhite centred red
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Hoya australis (Wax flower). This succulent species is a twining climber with broadly ovate to elliptic dark green leaves. In the summer umbels of star-shaped white fragrant blooms are produced.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Australia

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage and flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH5.0 to 6.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Stems require support. Cut back and thin out crowded stems after flowering or in spring.

Propagation

Semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Mealy bugs may be a problem.

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