Callistemon subulatus ‘Brogo Overflow’ – Bottlebrush

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.

Family:Myrtaceae
Scientific Name:Callistemon subulatus
Cultivar:Brogo Overflow
Common Name:Bottlebrush
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:1 ~ 1.5 metre
Width:1 ~ 2.5 metre
Flower Colour:Red
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
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Feature plant, Screen
Special Uses:Erosion control, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

 

 


 

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

 

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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