A great red bottlebrush, flowering in spring with bright red brushes. A good variety for warmer areas. Happy in most soil types, tolerant of dry spells as well as wet soils. A good hedging plant, for screening and for pots, and new foliage growth is attractively red coloured. Prune to keep dense if needed, and can be trimmed to size.
|Plant Type:||Large shrub|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage, Boggy poorly drained|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak, Attractive foliage|
|Special Uses:||Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for this plant.