A picture of a Waxflower

Waxflower

Chamelaucium spp.

Chamelaucium uncinatum2 by Eug (CC BY 2.5)

Full Sun
Light watering
Tender

H1c

RHS hardiness

5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2.5m

Max

2.5m

50cm

Min

50cm

Flowering

More images of Waxflower

A photo of Waxflower
A Chamelaucium shrub growing in the wild
A close up of some white Chamelaucium flowers
Some pink flowers on a Chamelaucium plant
A close up of some pink white Chamelaucium flowers

Waxflower Overview

Chamelaucium is an Australian genus containing around 13 evergreen shrub species from the Myrtaceae family. These plants are also referred to as Waxflower, they are restricted in their location to Western Australia. Grown mainly for their pretty flowers, which are large and showy, with 5 rounded petals, in bright pink most often with white shading on the petals, sometimes patterning and some flowers are mainly white with pink patterning near the petal base.

How to propagate Waxflower

Seed

You can propagate by seeds in the spring.

Cuttings

Semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Special features of Waxflower

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Waxflower

Grown for their flowers and overall appearance.