A lovely flowering shrub, useful for informal hedging, screening and as a feature plant. It flowers prolifically in spring to summer, with bright pink bottlebrush flowers that are laden with nectar. Once established it is drought and frost resistant. It will grow on a range of soil types, and can be used in sunny to partly shaded spots. Higher light levels bring better flowering. Prune back after flowering just behind the old flowers, which will encourage a more dense growth habit. If needed, it can be cut back harder, as the stems have dormant new growth buds. Fertilise in spring, watering well after feeding.
|Scientific Name:||Callistemon hybrid|
|Plant Type:||Large shrub|
|Height:||1.5 ~ 2 metres|
|Width:||1.5 ~ 2 metres|
|Flower Colour:||Red, Pink|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak|
|Special Features:||Erosion control, Fast growing|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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