Callistemon ‘Horse Paddock’ – Bottlebrush

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.

Scientific Name:Callistemon
Common Name:Bottlebrush
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:42 metres
Width:32 metres
Flower Colour:Red
Flowering Time:Spring
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 native plants