This small tree to large shrub is also known as ‘Harkness’, and is a fine larger bottlebrush, with a lightly weeping habit. It is highly suitable for street plantings, as it is very tolerant of difficult sites. It has large bright red flowers in spring and summer, which nectar feeding birds and other wildlife love. It also makes few seed pods. Very drought and heat tolerant, and will grow in just about any soil type, even poor soil.
|Plant Type:||Small tree, Large shrub|
|Height:||3 ~ 5 metres|
|Width:||2 ~ 4 metres|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Saline, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Cold climate, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading, Weeping|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Propagation Method:||Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting, Layering|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates heavy frost|
|Plant Usage:||Topiary, Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak|
|Special Uses:||Bonsai, Street tree, Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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