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Products > Chamelaucium uncinatum 'Purple Pride'
 
Chamelaucium uncinatum 'Purple Pride' - Geraldton Waxflower
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Myrtaceae (Myrtles)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Violet Red
Bloomtime: Winter/Spring
Height: 4-6 feet
Width: 4-6 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Chamelaucium uncinatum 'Purple Pride' (Geraldton Waxflower) - This is a dark selection of Chamelaucium uncinatum that grows to 6 to 7 feet tall by as wide with long dark green foliage that densely lines the dark red stems. The winter to spring (January - May) 1/2 inch wide dark rosy-purple flowers with a white central ring are slightly larger than the other varieties. This evergreen shrub has light green foliage and the leaves densely clothe the stems. It can grow to about six feet by six feet. It is drought tolerant and appreciates good drainage and is hardy to about 25 degrees F. It makes a great filler for flower arrangements. 'Purple Pride' is one of the most popular older varieties of waxflower.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any 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 'Purple Pride'.