Low maintenance and quick to establish, this new dwarf bottlebrush cultivar has emerald-green foliage with a light silver tones on new growth. A good feature plant or pruned into a hedge due to the dense foliage, this versatile plant can also be grown in a pot and trimmed to appropriate size. Flowers throughout Spring, bearing compact deep red brushes. It works for most soil types and is resistant to both drought and frost. High resistance to Myrtle Rust. Prune every 2 years to shape hedges and pot plants, or 3-4 years if a more natural growth habit is preferred.
|Scientific Name:||Callistemon viminalis|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||0.6 ~ 1 metre|
|Width:||0.6 ~ 1 metre|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage, Boggy poorly drained|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Feature plant, Attractive foliage|
|Special Uses:||Bonsai, Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for this plant.