Chamelaucium uncinatum ‘Purple Pride’ Geraldton Wax Flower

An old favourite spreading, floriferous shrub. A great feature plant, good for cut flowers. Needs good drainage, which can be provided by a raised garden bed. Light pruning after flowering will encourage a more dense habit, fertilise in spring with a good native plant food.

Family:Myrtaceae
Scientific Name:Chamelaucium uncinatum
Cultivar:Purple Pride
Common Name:Geraldton Wax Flower
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:3 ~ 4 metres
Width:2 ~ 3 metres
Flower Colour:Purple
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Mildly acid, Neutral, Mildly alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Plant Environment:Container growing, Flower garden
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Special Uses:Cut flower
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies

 

 


 

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

 

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it 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 an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

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.