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First blush of Australian spring <br />
Chamelaucium wax flower, pretty as a picture in my garden right now and a native to this country, a favourite with insects including native bees. Plants in genus Chamelaucium belong to the myrtle family Myrtaceae and have flowers similar to those of the tea-trees (genus Leptospermum, also in family Myrtaceae). <br />
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They are woody, evergreen shrubs ranging from 15 cm to 3 m high. Each 5 petaled flower just 10 mm diameter. This one I&#039;m growing is a cultivar called &#039;Sarah&#039;s Delight&#039;.<br />
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First blush of Australian spring


Chamelaucium wax flower, pretty as a picture in my garden right now and a native to this country, a favourite with insects including native bees. Plants in genus Chamelaucium belong to the myrtle family Myrtaceae and have flowers similar to those of the tea-trees (genus Leptospermum, also in family Myrtaceae).

They are woody, evergreen shrubs ranging from 15 cm to 3 m high. Each 5 petaled flower just 10 mm diameter. This one I'm growing is a cultivar called 'Sarah's Delight'.


    comments (8)

  1. Just beautiful. Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thank you Ernst - one of our well known plants bringing some joy. This is a paler version of most waxflowers I've seen. Posted 2 years ago
  2. Very beautiful! Posted 2 years ago
    1. So glad you enjoyed <3 Posted 2 years ago
  3. Fantastic shot! Posted 2 years ago
    1. Grateful thanks Ferdy, glad you enjoyed. Posted 2 years ago
  4. I love this! Your garden sounds like it is heaven! Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thanks for your appreciation you Lisa. I'm out there most days, even winter (but then our 'winter' is never cold and the garden doesn't sleep as in the northern hemisphere way!) and I have something of interest cracking off throughout the whole year. Definitely inherited the passion for plants and the old green thumb from my father. I'm also very keen on Australian natives, such intriguing plants. Posted 2 years ago

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"Chamelaucium uncinatum", the Geraldton waxflower, Geraldton wax, is a flowering plant endemic to Western Australia. It is an erect shrub 0.5 to 4m high, bearing white or pink flowers June–November. The name "uncinatum" means "hooked" in Latin, in reference to the tips of the leaves.

Similar species: Myrtles, Evening Primroses.
Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
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By Ruth Spigelman

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Uploaded Aug 28, 2020. Captured Aug 27, 2020 10:55 in Myamblah Crescent Reserve, Myamblah Cres, Merewether NSW 2291, Australia.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/6.3
  • 10/12500s
  • ISO250
  • 105mm