Chamelaucium floriferum – The Walpole Wax
Best grown in a sunny position in a well drained soil, Chamelaucium floriferum is a drought tolerant evergreen plant from Western Australia.
Attractive white flowers with deep red centres cover the plant in spring. The species itself will reach around 2 metres in height, cultivars such as the popular ‘Little Lorey’ will reach around half of this.
Used widely for cut flowers, Chamelaucium floriferum makes a good garden plant in an open sunny position. This is aslant that is not well suited to humid climates.
Chamelaucium floriferum care
- Position – Full sun to part shade.
- Soil – Humus rich well drained. pH should be slightly acidic.
- Flowers – White with red centres.
- Foliage – Mid green.
Old spent flower heads should be pruned way after flowering, this helps maintain a bush habit and encourages a better display of flowers the following season.
When pruning, avoid cutting back into old wood.
Where to BuyChamelaucium floriferum plants
In Melbourne Try Kuranga Nursery- phone 03 9760 8100
York Rd Mt Evelyn VIC 3796
In Sydney Try Sydney Wildflower Nursery – phone 02 9548 2818
9 Veno St Heathcote NSW 2233
In Adelaide Try – Coromamdel Native Nursery – phone 8388 277728
Star and Arrow Rd Coromandel East SA 5157
In Perth Try Zanthorea Nursery – phone 08 9454 6260
155 Watsonia Rd Maida Vale WA 6057