A lovely small sized Callistemon, useful for low hedges and screens, for attracting birds, as well as container growing. It has arching branches with small leaves, on a dense habit. While it is naturally compact, pruning after flowering will encourage an even more neat plant. It produces numerous red flowers from late winter through summer which are loved by nectar feeding wildlife. Will grow in a wide range of conditions including damp ones, at it’s best in a well drained soil with regular watering and feeding. Drought and frost tolerant.
|Scientific Name:||Callistemon subulatus|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||1 ~ 1.5 metre|
|Width:||1 ~ 2.5 metre|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Flower garden, Cold climate, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Cool|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade, Half shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Mound-shaped|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Feature plant, Screen|
|Special Features:||Erosion control, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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