A relatively compact, free-flowering bottlebrush with bright red flower heads that are very attractive to nectar loving birds. One of the best bottlebrushes ever, very hardy for a range of soil types and positions. A good feature or screen plant, it can be pruned to shape or allowed to grow naturally into a small tree. If needed, it can be cut back very hard and will generally reshoot form the numerous dormant buds in the trunk. It has attractive furrowed bark.
|Cultivar:||Kings Park Special|
|Plant Type:||Small tree, Large shrub|
|Height:||3 ~ 4 metres|
|Width:||3 ~ 4 metres|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Autumn|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates heavy frost|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Screen, Windbreak|
|Special Features:||Bonsai, Erosion control, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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