Callistemon hybrid ‘Green Envy’ – Bottlebrush

A lovely, compact small shrub that flowers abundantly in spring, with bright red bottle brush flowers. Very low maintenance and hardy, good for low informal hedges and screens. The flowers are rich in nectar, attracting birds and insects. Tolerates wet and dry periods well, and adaptable to most soils. Likes full sun to part shade. Frost tolerant once established, and grows well in coastal gardens.

 

Family:Myrtaceae
Scientific Name:Callistemon hybrid
Cultivar:Green Envy
Common Name:Bottlebrush
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.5 ~ 1 metre
Width:0.5 ~ 1 metre
Flower Colour:Red
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses:Bonsai
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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