Waxflower (Chamelaucium uncinatum)

WaxflowerWaxflower is a small family of plants containing 21 varieties of evergreen shrubs found natively only in Australia. It belongs to the myrtle family Myrtaceae and has flowers similar to those of the tea-trees (Leptospermum).

The Waxflower is a shrub, albeit a large one as it can grow up to 12ft tall. The genus was first defined by French botanist René Louiche Desfontaines in 1819 and is related to leptospermum, eucalyptus and myrtle.

Waxflower is available in several natural colors as well as many tinted shades. When freshly cut, & when crushed the Waxflower stems have a citrus like aroma. The petals of the Waxflower are thick with a waxy feel, hence the name.

Waxflower is a small filler flower that can be used as a colorful alternative to Gypsophila (Baby’s Breath). Wax flower features small pink, white, crimson or lilac flowers and tiny leaves that resemble pine needles on slender woody stems. This makes it a natural for Christmas Arrangements.

Waxflower is readily available from May to December and is sold in a 10 or more stem bunch. It’s vase life is usually 8-10 days.

About Connor Lowry

I love flowers! I enjoy writing about them as well as gardening. Mostly I love finding new and unique flower gardening ideas I encourage you to post regularly on this blog, and send in guest blogs or ideas for new blogs as well. New and exciting blogs are always welcome I intend to post a lot of interesting facts and fun stuff about flowers, as well as info on many varieties of flowers.
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One Response to Waxflower (Chamelaucium uncinatum)

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