Chamelaucium uncinatum – Geraldton Wax

The profusion of long lasting waxy flowers on a spreading but dense shrub are the outstanding features of this iconic Australian plant. It is one of the world’s great cut flowers and is used extensively as a backing flower in arrangements. It makes a wonderful feature shrub or screen plant in the garden especially in areas with drier summers. The normal pink variety is more hardy than the darker colours. The foliage is aromatic when crushed. Give it a light trim after flowering.


Family : Myrtaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small shrub, Large shrub
Width : 6
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer, Winter
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Cut flower, Pollution tolerant, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Chamelaucium uncinatum
Common Name : Geraldton Wax
Height : 5
Flower Color : White, Pink, Purple
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan :
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Butterflies, Other insects