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Chamelaucium 'Revelation' (Geraldton Wax Flower)

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Plant description

Chamelaucium Revelation

Chamelaucium Revelation 2

Chamelaucium 'Revelation' is an upright somewhat open small shrub. The distinctive feature is the way the flower colour changes from white to mauve-purple as it ages. Great feature plant, good for cut flowers. The foliage is lightly lemon scented.

Geraldton Wax likes a sunny garden position, and a sandy, well drained acid soil. Prune after flowering to keep a compact growing habit.

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: white or purple
Flowering season: spring summer

Scent

The foliage is 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 salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: insects.

Climate

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

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: well-drained.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

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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