Callistemon ‘Spotfire’ – Bottlebrush

This is a new compact bottlebrush cultivar with fine foliage, masses of red flowers in spring and an attractive pendant growth habit. It spreads into an interesting mushroom-shaped plant that makes a nice feature plant in the garden and is extremely adaptable to a wide range of soil types and climatic conditions. Its compact habit means that you can get away without pruning it, particularly if it is in a position in the garden where it is not closely observed such as in an extensive outdoor shrubbery. Pruning will turn Spotfire into an even more compact plant.

Scientific Name:Callistemon
Common Name:Bottlebrush
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:1 ~ 1.5 metre
Width:1.5 ~ 2.5 metres
Flower Colour:Red
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer, Autumn
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Weeping
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant
Special Uses:Erosion control, 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