Callistemon hybrid ‘Red Rocket’ – Bottlebrush

Callistemon ‘Red Rocket’ is a small and colourful shrub, with bright red new growth on dark older foliage. It makes a great contrast plant, and is low maintenance. It grows to around a metre and a half high and wide, making it perfect for low hedges and screening. You can use it unpruned for informal hedging, but pruned regularly it can create a good formal coloured foliage hedge. Adapts to most soil types, dry or wet conditions, and is good for sun to part shade. A light prune once or twice a year will ensure a more dense habit and flushes of new red growth. It is frost tolerant.

Scientific Name:Callistemon hybrid
Common Name:Bottlebrush
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:1 ~ 1.5 metre
Width:1 ~ 1.5 metre
Flower Colour:Red
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Topiary, Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak, Border plant, Attractive foliage
Special Uses:Cut flower, Bonsai, Erosion control, Fast growing, Playground friendly



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants