Purple Pride Geraldton Waxflower

Chamelaucium uncinatum 'Purple Pride'

A durable, drought tolerant, sun-loving Australian native with graceful, upright branching, fine but dense, needle-like, lightly aromatic, green foliage, and deep rosy-purple flowers. Adds vivid color to a low-water garden. The loose, airy sprays of waxy flowers are prized by florists for long-lasting color in cut flower arrangements. Evergreen.
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Full sun

Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.


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Botanical Pronunciationkam-ay-LAU-see-um un-sin-AH-tum
Average Size at MaturityFast growing; reaches 6 to 10 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeLate Winter to Mid-Spring
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleMediterranean, Rustic, Xeric
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Specimen, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureDense Habit, Easy Care, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Heat Loving
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsNew Zealand Flax (Phormium); Kohuhu (Pittosporum); Bottlebrush (Callistemon); Rice Flower (Ozothamnus); Hopseed Bush (Dodonaea); Lantana (Lantana)

Requires loose, sandy, well-drained soil; avoid heavy clay and soggy soils. Once established needs only occasional water, however, flowers best with supplemental water in spring in absence of rainfall; reduce frequency in summer. Fertilize sparingly. Prune back by 1/3 after bloom period to promote dense, bushy growth and optimal flowering.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11

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