Chamelaucium uncinatum hybrid ‘Pink Ruffles’ – Geraldton Wax

The double (extra-petalled) ruffled pink flowers that are produced in profusion in springtime are the outstanding feature of this classic Western Australian shrub. It does best in well drained sandy soils in climates with dryish summers and cool, moist winters (ie Mediterranean climate). While the plant can tolerate dry conditions, this may reduce its flowering performance. Give the plant a light prune behind the spent flowers and give it a good feed and water at this time with a fertilizer formulated for Australian plants. Introduced by Zanthorrea Nursery from Perth, Western Australia.

Scientific Name:Chamelaucium uncinatum hybrid
Family:Myrtaceae
Common Name:Geraldton Wax
Other Common Names:Wax Flower
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:2 ~ 3 metres
Width:1 ~ 1.5 metre
Flower Colour:Pink
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid
Soil Type:Sandy, Sandy loam
Plant Environment:Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Open foliage
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Semihardwood cutting
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Wow factor
Special Uses:Cut flower, Fragrant oils, Honey producing plant, Pipe and drain friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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