The profusion of long lasting waxy flowers on a spreading but dense shrub are the outstanding features of this iconic Australian plant. It is one of the world’s great cut flowers and is used extensively as a backing flower in arrangements. It makes a wonderful feature shrub or screen plant in the garden especially in areas with drier summers. The normal pink variety is more hardy than the darker colours. The foliage is aromatic when crushed. Give it a light trim after flowering.
|Scientific Name:||Chamelaucium uncinatum|
|Common Name:||Geraldton Wax|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Large shrub|
|Height:||2 ~ 5 metres|
|Width:||2 ~ 6 metres|
|Flower Colour:||White, Pink, Purple|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading|
|Propagation Method:||Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Feature plant, Screen, Wow factor|
|Special Features:||Cut flower, Pollution tolerant, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT
Once you have found the plant that looks right for you, the next step is where to buy it.
Most nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may not always have the plant that you are searching for in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you if you request it.
Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you have planned on, they can often suggest alternatives that will also work well for you.
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