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
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
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Open foliage
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


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




Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order


The Native Shop – mail order




Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants.