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Geraldton Waxflower

Chamelaucium uncinatum

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Geraldton Waxflower (Chamelaucium uncinatum) at Rainbow Gardens

Geraldton Waxflower

Geraldton Waxflower

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Geraldton Waxflower (Chamelaucium uncinatum) at Rainbow Gardens

Geraldton Waxflower foliage

Geraldton Waxflower foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  6 feet

Spread:  6 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  9a

Description:

A fine flowering shrub with fine needle-like foliage and an open habit; clusters of interesting pink and white blooms in winter and spring are great for cutting; a perfect accent for the garden, the border, or containers

Ornamental Features

Geraldton Waxflower features showy clusters of pink cup-shaped flowers with white overtones at the ends of the branches from late winter to early spring. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has attractive green foliage. The needles are highly ornamental and remain green throughout the winter. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Geraldton Waxflower is an open multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Geraldton Waxflower is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Geraldton Waxflower will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It has a low canopy, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This species is not originally from North America. It can be propagated by cuttings.

Geraldton Waxflower makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Texture 
Ornamental Features

Disclaimer - This Plant Finder tool is an online resource representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact the store directly for current availability. It does not include our entire selection of plants, so be sure to visit our store to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.