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.

Family:Myrtaceae
Scientific Name:Callistemon
Cultivar:Mount Drummer
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
Lifespan:Perennial
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

 

 


 

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

 

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it 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 an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants.