Callistemon pearsonii ‘Rocky Rambler’ – Bottlebrush

Callistemon ‘Rocky Rambler’ is a dwarf form of Callistemon pearsonii, growing to around half a metre high and wide. It flowers prolifically with bright red brushes, attractively gold tipped, and attracts birds and butterflies. An easy care plant, just a quick tip prune once or twice a year is all it needs to encourage a more dense habit and to tidy up old flowers. Likes sun to part shade and adapts to most soils. Tolerates dry spells and frost. The ground covering dense  habit gives shelter to small wildlife such as lizards.

Scientific Name:Callistemon pearsonii
Family:Myrtaceae
Common Name:Bottlebrush
Plant Type:Small shrub, Ground cover
Height: metres
Width:0.5 ~ 0.7 metres
Flower Colour:Red, Gold
Flowering Time:Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Open foliage, Spreading, Mound-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover
Special Uses:Bonsai, Erosion control, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects, Lizards

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Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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