Callistemon ‘Mount Drummer’ – Bottlebrush

A relatively compact bottlebrush with brilliant purplish flower heads in profusion in spring. It suits a good range of soil types and is drought tolerant once established, but will look better with regular watering in dry spells. Feed with a good native or general purpose fertilizer in spring, watering in well afterwards to avoid leaf burn. Can be cut back hard to rejuvenate, and regular pruning will give a more compact habit- prune after flowering.

Scientific Name:Callistemon
Common Name:Bottlebrush
Plant Type:Small shrub, Large shrub
Height:2 ~ 3 metres
Width:1 ~ 2 metre
Flower Colour:Pink
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, Poolside, Flower garden, Cold climate, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Cool
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Open foliage, Column-shaped
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage, Boggy poorly drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Bird nesting plant, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants