The pink to red new foliage and its yellow flowers are the best qualities of this very adaptable bottlebrush. This is one of the few bottlebrushes that grows into a tree and it can also tolerate waterlogged soils for extended periods as well as being drought tolerant should you get to the other extreme in your garden. The root system can become rather invasive so it is best to keep this plant at least ten metres away from any buildings.
|Scientific Name:||Callistemon salignus|
|Other Common Names:||Willow Bottlebrush|
|Plant Type:||Small tree|
|Height:||1 ~ 10 metre|
|Width:||1 ~ 5 metre|
|Flower Colour:||Cream, Yellow|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer, Autumn|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid, Arid|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage, Boggy poorly drained|
|Propagation Method:||Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Screen, Windbreak|
|Special Uses:||Bog gardens, Erosion control, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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