Callistemon ‘Betka Beauty’ – Bottlebrush

A compact single or multi-stemmed shrub with papery bark and fresh light green foliage with bright red bottlebrush flowers. Plant as a specimen or in groups, around pools or for screening; in streetscapes and open parkland. Grows to around 2 metres tall and a metre and a half wide, and responds beautifully to pruning. Likes moist clay to sandy loam soils, and tolerates frost and dry spells once established. The flowers attract honey eaters.

Family:Myrtaceae
Scientific Name:Callistemon
Cultivar:Betka Beauty
Common Name:Bottlebrush
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:1.2 ~ 2 metres
Width:1.2 ~ 1.5 metres
Flower Colour:Red
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Weeping
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage, Boggy poorly drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak, Wow factor
Special Uses:Street tree, Erosion control, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may or may not have the wanted plant in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest alternative plants that will be just as good for you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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