Callistemon ‘Rocky Rambler’ is a dwarf form of Callistemon pearsonii, growing to around half a metre high and wide. It flowers prolifically with bright red brushes, attractively gold tipped, and attracts birds and butterflies. An easy care plant, just a quick tip prune once or twice a year is all it needs to encourage a more dense habit and to tidy up old flowers. Likes sun to part shade and adapts to most soils. Tolerates dry spells and frost. The ground covering dense habit gives shelter to small wildlife such as lizards.
|Scientific Name:||Callistemon pearsonii|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Ground cover|
|Width:||0.5 ~ 0.7 metres|
|Flower Colour:||Red, Gold|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Open foliage, Spreading, Mound-shaped|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost|
|Special Uses:||Bonsai, Erosion control, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects, Lizards|
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