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|
|Common Name:||Geraldton Wax|
|Other Common Names:||Wax Flower|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||2 ~ 3 metres|
|Width:||1 ~ 1.5 metre|
|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|
|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|
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