An excellent flowering large shrub, useful for informal hedging and screening. The mauve-red bottlebrush flowers are produced in abundance in late spring to summer, with spot flowering in autumn as well, and are attractive to nectar feeding birds and insects. It grows from 2 to 4 metres high and 2 to 3 metres wide if left unpruned, but can be trimmed to smaller sizes. Prune after flowering, which will encourage a fresh flush of foliage growth. It does well in a wide range of conditions, and can be used in full sun to part shade.
|Scientific Name:||Callistemon citrinus|
|Plant Type:||Large shrub|
|Height:||2 ~ 4 metres|
|Width:||2 ~ 3 metres|
|Flower Colour:||Red, Mauve|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer, Autumn|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Flower garden, Coastal garden|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Screen, Windbreak|
|Special Uses:||Erosion control, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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