Callistemon ‘Bronwen’ – Bottlebrush

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
Common Name:Bottlebrush
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 Uses:Erosion control, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants