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Crowea 'Festival' - Pink Waxflower

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Rutaceae (Citrus)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Pink
Bloomtime: Year-round
Fragrant Flowers: Yes
Parentage: (Crowea exalata x C. saligna)
Height: 3-4 feet
Width: 3-4 feet
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Crowea 'Festival' An attractive fine-textured medium-sized shrub to 3 to 4 feet tall by as wide with 1 to 1 1/2 inch long narrow leaves and 1/2 to 3/4 inch wide deep pink star-shaped flowers year round with a peak from late spring to fall. Plant in full cool sun (with roots shaded) to part or light shade in a well-drained soil. Can tolerate dry conditions but best with occasional summer irrigation. Cold hardy to 15-20 F. Responds well to pruning. Makes a great cut flower and is an attractive garden specimen or container plant. This hybrid Crowea is thought to be the result of a cross between Crowea exalata and C. saligna. It was selected from a group of spontaneous seedlings in the garden of Mr and Mrs Cooper in Turramurra, New South Wales prior to 1980. It was first grown at the UC Santa Cruz arboretum in 1993 with accession number 93.316 and is a 2011 UCSC Koala Blooms Australian Plant Introduction. 

This information about Crowea 'Festival' displayed is based on research conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share any cultural information that would aid others in growing it.