This medium sized shrub is a hybrid between Chamelaucium and Verticordia. It has a profusion of rose pink flowers in spring, which are great cut flowers. It grows to around 2 metres tall and wide. The foliage has a spicy fragrance.
Likes a well drained soil in a sunny spot, and dislikes too much humidity. Prune lightly after flowering to encourage a more dense habit, and feed in spring with a low phosphorus native fertilizer.
|Scientific Name:||Chamelaucium x Verticordia|
|Common Name:||Wax Flower|
|Plant Type:||Large shrub|
|Height:||2 ~ 2.5 metres|
|Width:||2 ~ 2.5 metres|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Screen, Fragrant, Wow factor|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for this plant.