West Australian waxflower
Photographed in the garden - the profusion of long lasting, unique waxy flowers is the outstanding feature of this iconic plant.
Geraldton waxflower is one of our natives, endemic to the west of the country. Growing from 2 to 5 m in height.
Each flower 10 to 15 mm diameter.
''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.