Callistemon hybrid ‘Baby Glow’ – Bottlebrush

Callistemon ‘Baby Glow’ is a beautiful new small and naturally compact bottlebrush variety, perfect for smaller gardens and landscaping. The new growth is a  bright pink to orange , making it a great feature plant, small hedge or topiary specimen, and it is free branching. ‘Baby Glow’ is primarily grown for the brightly coloured foliage and compact habit, as it rarely or never flowers. ‘Baby Glow’ adapts well to almost all soil types from clay to sand and tolerates less than perfect drainage, good for sun to part shade. Grows to around 1 to 2 metres tall and wide, can be trimmed to smaller sizes as needed. Responds beautifully to pruning. Feed and irrigate in warmer weather to encourage new flushes of coloured growth.

Family:Myrtaceae
Scientific Name:Callistemon hybrid
Cultivar:Baby Glow
Common Name:Bottlebrush
Plant Type:Small shrub, Large shrub
Height:1 ~ 2 metre
Width:1 ~ 2 metre
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Topiary, Feature plant, Screen, Attractive foliage, Wow factor
Special Uses:Bonsai, Playground friendly

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may or may not have the wanted plant 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 alternative plants that will be just as good for you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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