One of the best red bottlebrushes on an upright and compact shrub. Very large flowerheads in spring and autumn on a very adaptable plant. Bird attracting. Prune behind the old seed heads to encourage an even more dense habit, and can be cut back hard if it gets untidy. Good in full sun to part shade, coastal gardens. Can take dry to very moist soil, at its best in well drained spots with regular watering. Frost tolerant.
|Scientific Name:||Callistemon citrinus|
|Plant Type:||Large shrub|
|Height:||2 ~ 3 metres|
|Width:||2 ~ 3 metres|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Moist moderate drainage, Boggy poorly drained|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak, Wow factor|
|Special Uses:||Bonsai, Erosion control, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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