Callistemon salignus ‘Perth Pink’ – Bottlebrush

Perth Pink is double the colour value- with pink flowers mainly in spring and autumn, and the new foliage growth is flushed pink as well. A trouble free shrub to 4 metres, this is a great hedge or screen plant which can be left to grow unpruned, or trimmed to tidy the growth or decrease the size if needed. Pruning after the blooms have finished will encourage new growth and the next flowering will be improved.
Does best in a well drained soil and with some watering in dry spells. Fertilise in spring if desired with a good general purpose or native fertiliser. Best in temperate and Mediterranean climates. A great bird attracting shrub.

Scientific Name:Callistemon salignus
Common Name:Bottlebrush
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:2 ~ 4 metres
Width:3 ~ 4 metres
Flower Colour:Pink
Flowering Time:Spring, Autumn
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Topiary, Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak, Attractive foliage
Special Uses:Erosion control, Honey producing plant, 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