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Esperance wax
Scientific classification

Chamaelaucium axillare, commonly known as Esperance waxflower, is a member of the family Myrtaceae endemic to Western Australia.

The erect shrub typically grows to a height of 0.2 to 2 metres (1 to 7 ft). It blooms between September and December producing white-pink-red flowers.

Often grown as an ornamental shrub it has scented evergreen foliage produces red buds and small white flowers. It can be grown as a light screen and used for cut flowers.

Found along the south coast with a scattered distribution in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia where it grows in sandy soils.

The species was originally described by the botanist George Bentham in 1867 as part of the work Orders XLVIII. Myrtaceae- LXII. Compositae. in Flora Australiensis. The only synonym is Darwinia axillaris by Ferdinand von Mueller in 1882 in the work Systematic Census of Australian Plants.

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