Chamelaucium uncinatum

Geraldton Wax

One of the most well-known Australian flowers, commonly used as a cut flower for it's showy blooms and longevity once removed from the plant.

Chamelaucium uncinatum, also known by its common name of Geraldton Wax, is a dense but spreading shrub that can grow between two and six metres in both height and width. Geraldton Wax flowers in winter and spring months with a massive display of aromatic blooms that bees, butterflies and other insects simply love. Geraldton Wax is evergreen and has fine narrow foliage. Both frost and drought tolerant, this shrub is an excellent addition to any garden for its water-wise nature and showy display of flowers.

Grow it at home

  • Plant during autumn or winter in a well-drained location, in a full sun to light shade aspect
  • Apply an 8 - 9 month slow release native fertiliser at the time of planting, and again annually as required during spring
  • Geraldton Wax responds very well to pruning. Tip pruning encourages a bushy form. This species can be pruned back by a third of the overall height after flowering to maintain shape and height
  • Can be planted as a hedge, feature plant or screen
  • This plant grows well near the ocean with some wind protection

As a result of plant development programs supporting the cut flower industry, there is a variety of colour forms available such as white, pink and purple, as well as a range of flower and plant size. 

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Find it in Kings Park

Geraldton Wax can be found around Wadjuk Car Park, and in the Chamelaucium and Anigozanthos Garden.

Out in the wild

Geraldton Wax thrives in the coastal sandplains between Perth and Geraldton.

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