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.

Family:Myrtaceae
Scientific Name:Callistemon salignus
Cultivar:Perth Pink
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
Lifespan:Perennial
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

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WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

Once you have found the plant that looks right for you, the next step is where to buy it.
Most nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may not always have the plant that you are searching for in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you if you request it.
Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you have planned on, they can often suggest alternatives that will also work well for you.
Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

IndigiGrow- Sydney- NSW

 

Harvest Seeds And Native Plant Nursery – Sydney – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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