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.
|Scientific Name:||Callistemon hybrid|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||0.5 ~ 1 metre|
|Width:||0.5 ~ 1 metre|
|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|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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