Geraldton Wax

Geraldton Wax
Geraldton Wax | Chamelaucium uncinatum

It’s not just beauty that this bloom has in its favour, its tubular leaves also offer a herbaceous citrussey tang when added to dishes and is becoming popular amongst chefs in the Native ingredient food scene, Kylie Kwong for instance recommends it as a lime like addition to stirfrys.

Endemic to:

Primarily to Yamatji Country on Western Australia’s mid-west coast, from Geraldton to Perth.

It blooms:

June – November, Wandangga and Bingarra (Yamatji)


Turner, R (2017) Noongar food takes off as chefs embrace Geraldton wax, bottlebrush and honey ants, ABC News, accessed 2020,
Unknown, Chamelaucium uncinatum, Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority, accessed 2020,