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.
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||1.5 ~ 2 metres|
|Width:||1.5 ~ 2 metres|
|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|
|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|
Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for this plant.