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.

Family : Myrtaceae
Cultivar Name: Pink Ruffles
Plant Type : Small shrub
Width : 1.5
Flowering Time : Spring
Soil Type : Sandy, Sandy loam
Climate Zone : Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Open foliage
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Cut flower, Fragrant oils, Honey producing plant, Pipe and drain friendly
Scientific Name: Chamelaucium uncinatum hybrid
Common Name : Geraldton Wax
Height : 3
Flower Color : Pink
pH Level : Acid
Plant Environment : Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Other insects