Callistemon ‘Hot Pink’ Bottlebrush

 

This is perhaps the brightest pink flower I have seen in a bottlebrush. Forms a very compact rounded shrub that flowers prolifically in late spring and more lightly again in autumn. Great rockery, container plant or general garden shrub, and for informal hedging. It grows to around a metre and a half wide and high, and responds beautifully to pruning to keep it even more compact. It can be cut back hard to renovate it if needed, as there are dormant buds in the trunk and stems. Suits a wide range of conditions. Attracts nectar loving birds and insects.

It is a cross between Callistemon citrinus and Callistemon pallidus.

Family:Myrtaceae
Scientific Name:Callistemon
Cultivar:Hot Pink
Common Name:Bottlebrush
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:1.5 ~ 2 metres
Width:1.5 ~ 2 metres
Flower Colour:Pink
Flowering Time:Spring, Autumn
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak, Wow factor
Special Uses:Bonsai, Street tree, Erosion control, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

 

 


 

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

 

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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