Botanical name: Chamelaucium unciatum
Common name: Geraldton Wax
Origin: Western Australia
After spotting Geraldton Wax on a walk around my neighbourhood last week, i was inspired to feature it as plant of the month considering how well this Western Australian plant is thriving in chilly Melbourne.
I have always loved this plant, but rarely see it. Enough sun, drainage and neglect and they will put on a brilliant show.
The fact that i saw it growing on a naturestrip shows how hardy it is, because i am pretty sure it gets zero maintenance.
They are not only a beautiful addition to your garden, they also make a beautiful cut flower. They like sandy soils and do not need a lot of fertiliser or water.