Callistemon ‘Candelabra’ – Bottlebrush

 

An upright narrow dense shrub with masses of perfumed yellow flowers set above silver grey foliage. Ideal for narrow garden areas such as driveways; as a screening or specimen plant; suited to streetscapes and parklands. May also be hedged. Frost tolerant. Pruning will increase the density, cut back after flowering. Best suited to southern states, can struggle in more humid areas.

Scientific Name:Callistemon
Family:Myrtaceae
Common Name:Bottlebrush
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:2.5 ~ 3 metres
Width:1 ~ 2 metre
Flower Colour:Yellow
Flowering Time:Spring, Autumn
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Street tree, Erosion control, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.