Callistemon ‘Rose Opal’ Bottlebrush

Rose Opal is a cultivar of Callistemon viminalis. A dwarf compact shrub which is great for smaller gardens. This growth habit coupled with the rosy red flowers distinguish this from most other bottlebrushes. It is an excellent garden or tub specimen and can also be used for hedging.

Family:Myrtaceae
Scientific Name:Callistemon
Cultivar:Rose Opal
Common Name:Bottlebrush
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:1.5 ~ 2 metres
Width:1 ~ 1.5 metre
Flower Colour:Red
Flowering Time:All year
Ph Level:Strongly acidic, Mildly acid, Neutral, Mildly alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Cold climate, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses:Bonsai, Street tree, Erosion control, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing
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. 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

 


 

 

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