Callistemon ‘Purple Splendour’ Bottlebrush

 

A relatively compact bottlebrush with brilliant purple flower heads in profusion in spring with a follow up flowering in autumn. New foliage growth is pink, and it can be encouraged to produce new flushes of this with pruning and feeding. A good hardy plant, adaptable to most soil types. Drought and moderate frost hardiness once the plant is established.

Scientific Name:Callistemon
Family:Myrtaceae
Common Name:Bottlebrush
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:2 ~ 3 metres
Width:1.5 ~ 2.5 metres
Flower Colour:Purple
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer, Autumn
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Bonsai, Street tree, Erosion control, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

 

 

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants