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.
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||1.5 ~ 2 metres|
|Width:||1 ~ 1.5 metre|
|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|
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