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Chamelaucium uncinatum 'Purple Pride' (Geraldton Wax Flower)

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Plant description

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chamelaucium purple pride 003

chamelaucium purple pride 001

Chamelaucium uncinatum 'Purple Pride' is a medium sized shrub, growing to around 2 metres tall and wide. It is very floriferous, with masses of purple flowers that are long lasting, attractive cut flowers. A great feature plant. It needs an open, sandy soil, and can be grown in a large container in areas with heavy soil. Salt tolerant and can take light frost. Likes a sunny spot.

Further reading: Top ten native plants and Best natives for pots and small gardens (articles written by native plant expert and horticulturalist Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: purple
Flowering season: spring

Plant size

Maximum height: 3 metres
Minimum height: 2 metres

Maximum width: 2 metres
Minimum width: 2 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: insects.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: well-drained.

Clay: not suitable.

Sand: moist.

Soil pH: 5.5-6.5

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Low phosphorous native fertiliser.

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