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|
|Plant Type:||Large shrub|
|Height:||1 ~ 1.5 metre|
|Width:||1 ~ 1.5 metre|
|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 this plant.