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Scientific Name: Chamelaucium uncinatum
Pronunciation: kam-ay-LAU-see-um un-sin-AH-tum
Common Name: wax flower
Family Name: Myrtaceae
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen, Flowering cut plant
Key ID Features: Leaves needle-like, lemon scented, 1(-2.5) cm long; flowers arise from leaf axils, 5 rounded petals, 10 stamens, 1(-2.5) cm wide.
Course(s): not used (off campus)

Habit: Dense, Upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Fine
Mature Size:
Height:1.3 - 2.0m
Spread:1.5 - 2.0m
Growth Rate:Moderate
Origin: Australia / New Zealand (Western Australia)
Hardiness Rating: Zone 9: (-7 to -1 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium: Acidic, Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Cut flower or foliage, Floristry
Additional Info: Google
wax flower
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Needle-like, Simple
Arrangement: Alternate, Sessile
Texture/ Venation: Leathery
Surfaces: Glabrous
Colour in Fall: Dark-green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Acicular
Apices: Acute, Aristate
Bases: Decurrent
Margins: Entire

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Panicle-like, Cyme
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Ovary Position:Inferior
Colour (petals): Showy, White, Pink, Purple, Red, Magenta
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Mar, Apr
Additional Info: Arise from leaf axils and are very long lasting on cut stems

Fruit Type: Nut
Fruit Colour: Green, Brown
Fruiting Time: Jul, Aug
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant
Bark Morphology: Moderately fissured, Stringy
Bark or Stem Colour: Brown

Plant Care:
Optimal Temp.: Low indoor temperature
Light Level:High indoor light level
Pest Susceptibility: Pest resistant, Disease resistant
(NCA) Not Currently Available : not used
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