Callistemon ‘Gawler Hybrid’ – Bottlebrush

 

This small tree to large shrub is also known as ‘Harkness’, and is a fine larger bottlebrush, with a lightly weeping habit. It is highly suitable for street plantings, as it is very tolerant of difficult sites. It has large bright red flowers in spring and summer, which nectar feeding birds and other wildlife love. It also makes few seed pods. Very drought and heat tolerant, and will grow in just about any soil type, even poor soil.

Scientific Name:Callistemon
Family:Myrtaceae
Common Name:Bottlebrush
Plant Type:Small tree, Large shrub
Height:3 ~ 5 metres
Width:2 ~ 4 metres
Flower Colour:Red
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Saline, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Cold climate, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading, Weeping
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Propagation Method:Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting, Layering
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates heavy frost
Plant Usage:Topiary, Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Bonsai, Street tree, Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

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Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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