One of the best smaller growing red flowering bottlebrushes. It forms an erect but compact shrub, growing to around a metre and a half high and wide. The small, narrow leaves make this a great hedge plant also, and it responds well to pruning. It can be cut back hard if it gets untidy, which is best done after flowering. Frost and drought tolerant, suits most soils, best in well drained. Bird attracting.
|Scientific Name:||Callistemon viminalis|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||1.5 ~ 2 metres|
|Width:||1 ~ 1.5 metre|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak|
|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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