When you encounter the beautiful Eriostemon (Philotheca) myoporoides 'White Lady' you’ll understand its attraction. Going by many names including the Long-leaf Waxflower and the Australian Native Daphne, whichever name you prefer, this hardy evergreen shrub is a scented wonder, worthy of a place in any garden.
From March to May, this compact, scented ornamental is awash with sparkling white, heavily scented flowers, which burst from delicate pink buds. Its fragrance certainly rivals a Daphne and much like its contemporary, it also thrives in free-draining soil in a sunny, sheltered spot.
Notably, and in addition to its fragrant flowers, Philotheca foliage has glands that emit a citrusy scent when crushed or touched, which makes them particularly useful as a cut flower. Its scented tactile, waxy leaves are said to smell a little like Gin and Tonic and it's certainly an ornamental plant worthy of a place in any garden.
A hardy, reliable plant that will grow happily in dappled shade, this beautiful, early flowering spring shrub will bring year-round interest to your garden with its evergreen leaves and clusters of gorgeous white, star-shaped flowers.
Supplied already established in a 5L pot and ready to plant out on receipt ready to flower from March.