Geraldton Wax - Is it really from Geraldton?
Geraldton Wax (Chamelaucium uncinatum) occurs naturally in the Chapman River Regional Park, Rangeway and Allanooka Springs - about an hour's drive from Geraldton, southeast of Walkaway.. It also grows naturally, in its many forms, in areas down the west coast between Kalbarri and Wembley in Perth.
Why doesn't Geraldton Wax grow all over our City?
The Geraldton Wax natural form likes its soil to be acidic or neutral while quite a lot of Geraldton's soil, particularly in the Central Business District area near the coast, is alkaline due to the influences of the coast. So waxes from the Geraldton area are a mismatch with the soil type in the Geraldton City Centre. However, with a little soil treatment they can grow in your garden.
For more information view the pamphlet here