Chamelaucium uncinatum (Geraldton Wax)
These must be the most popular plant grown for the cut flower industry. There are so many colours from white through pinks and mauves and wine shades to be used in flower arrangements. Flowering times vary from winter through to summer.
In general these are hardy in dry conditions once established. Unfortunately not all are frost hardy. Severe frosts will burn some back quite severely. Despite this they are large shrubs that are well worth growing as screen plants or wind break plants. Pruning consists of the equivalent of cutting the flowers on long stems. Many florists use the buds in floral arrangements followed by the flowers as they open.
Good drainage and a sunny open position and pruning give good results with these plants.