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.

Family:Myrtaceae
Scientific Name:Chamelaucium uncinatum hybrid
Cultivar:Pink Ruffles
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
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Other insects

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may or may not have the wanted plant in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest alternative plants that will be just as good for you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants.