Callistemon ‘Little Jet’ – Bottlebrush

A small to medium shrub with a compact upright form, this great new bottlebrush variety was selected for its unique growth habit and dense foliage displays. Small red flowers appear along the stems throughout Spring, but are small and hidden amongst the leaves, and in cooler months the red tinged new growth create a fantastic contrast against the rich green of the foliage. Suitable for most soil types, the compact growth habit and foliage displays make this a great hedge or feature plant. Very hardy and low maintenance, this plant retains its compact shape without pruning and once established is tolerant of drought and frost.

Scientific Name:Callistemon salignus hybrid
Family:Myrtaceae
Common Name:Bottlebrush
Plant Type:Small shrub, Large shrub
Height:1 ~ 1.8 metre
Width:1.2 ~ 1.8 metres
Flower Colour:Red
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Poolside, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage, Boggy poorly drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Screen, Attractive foliage, Autumn foliage
Special Uses:Bonsai, Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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