A small to medium shrub with a compact upright form, this great new bottlebrush variety was selected for its unique growth habit and dense foliage displays. Small red flowers appear along the stems throughout Spring, but are small and hidden amongst the leaves, and in cooler months the red tinged new growth create a fantastic contrast against the rich green of the foliage. Suitable for most soil types, the compact growth habit and foliage displays make this a great hedge or feature plant. Very hardy and low maintenance, this plant retains its compact shape without pruning and once established is tolerant of drought and frost.
|Scientific Name:||Callistemon salignus hybrid|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Large shrub|
|Height:||1 ~ 1.8 metre|
|Width:||1.2 ~ 1.8 metres|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Poolside, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage, Boggy poorly drained|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Screen, Attractive foliage, Autumn foliage|
|Special Uses:||Bonsai, Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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