Callistemon ‘Little Jet’ – Bottlebrush

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.

Family:Myrtaceae
Scientific Name:Callistemon salignus hybrid
Cultivar:Little Jet
Common Name:Bottlebrush
Plant Type:Small shrub, Large shrub
Height:1 ~ 1.8 metre
Width:1.2 ~ 1.8 metres
Flower Colour:Red
Flowering Time:Spring
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
Lifespan:Perennial
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

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may or may not have the wanted plant in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest alternative plants that will be just as good for you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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