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Geraldton wax

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Kevin Sparrow
Chamelaucium uncinatum

A highly ornamental hardy shrub with a fairly open habit, narrow needle-like leaves, a profusion of long lasting waxy circular pale to mid pink flowers from late winter to summer, that grows two to three metres high. This plant requires well drained soil in full sun to semi shade, will tolerate extended dry periods once established and responds well to heavy pruning. This plants makes a great feature shrub or screen plant and attracts birds, bees butterflies and other insects.  

Type: 
Shrub
Height: 
2 - 3m
Maintenance: 
Low
Flowering Time: 
Spring
Light: 
Sun
Part Shade
Water Requirement: 
Low
Tolerates: 
Heavy and Clay soil
Sandy Soil
Lime / Alkaline Soil
Some Coastal Exposure
Dry conditions
Biodiversity Benefits: 
Nectar and Pollen
Butterfly Attracting
Birds
Plant Origin: 
Native
Natural Occurence: 
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