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Chamelaucium 'Lady Stephanie' (Geraldton Wax Flower)

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Plant description

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Chamelaucium Lady Stephanie

Chamelaucium 'Lady Stephanie' is an evergreen shrub with narrow leaves and masses of pretty soft pink flowers. Compact and rounded growth to around 2 metres tall and wide. It flowers from spring to summer, and it is a great cut flower. The foliage is delicately lemon scented.

Geraldton Wax like a sunny to part shaded position. Suitable for coastal planting, as they tolerate salt air. Does best in a well drained, sandy soil. Hardy in moderate frosty conditions. Trim lightly after flowering to keep the plant compact.

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: pink
Flowering season: spring

Scent

The foliage is lightly lemon scented

Plant size

Maximum height: 2 metres
Minimum height: 2 metres

Maximum width: 1.5 metres
Minimum width: 1.5 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: not suitable.

Clay: not suitable.

Sand: not suitable.

Soil pH: 5.5-6.5

Pests

Scale

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Low phosphorus native fertiliser.

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