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.

Scientific Name:Callistemon
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
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



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