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Products > Chamelaucium ciliatum 'Scaddan'
 
Chamelaucium ciliatum 'Scaddan' - Scaddan Waxflower
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Myrtaceae (Myrtles)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Flower Color: White
Bloomtime: Fall/Spring
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 3-4 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25° F
Chamelaucium ciliatum 'Scaddan' (Scaddan Stirling wax) - A small slow growing mounding shrub to about 3 feet tall by 4 feet wide with aromatic needle-like leaves and small near-white flowers that darken to deep rose-pink with age. Flowers are often produced off season on this plant - we can have this plant blooming in late fall, winter and spring. Plant in full sun to part shade in a well-drained soils and water only occasionally. This plant is a very attractive plant in the garden and also makes a nice container plant - it is quite different from the other wax flowers that we grow but is one of our most favorite. Chamelaucium ciliatum comes from woodland and heath plant communities in south Western Australia. The name for the genus is thought to come from the Greek words 'chamai' meaning "dwarf" and 'leucos' meaning "white", though the reasoning for this is unknown. Another possibility suggested is that the name is derived from the Latin word 'camelaucum' which was the name used for the headgear of medieval Popes. One would have to have a crystal ball to ask the French botanist René Louiche Desfontaines what he meant when he first ascribed the name in 1819. The specific epithet is from the Latin word 'cilium' meaning "eyelash and eyelid" combined with the suffix '-atus' which means a "likeness to" om reference to the resemblance of the arrangement of the stamens to a eyelashes. Scaddan is a community north of Esperance in the southeastern corner of Western Australia. This plant is a 2008 UC Santa Cruz Koala Blooms Australian Plant Introduction Program.  This description is based on our research and the observations we have made of this plant as it grows in containers at our nursery, in our own garden and in other gardens. We also appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Chamelaucium ciliatum 'Scaddan'.