A large shrub to small tree, ‘Prolific’ has masses of red flowers in spring, and will spot flower through the year. Dense growth, deep green leaves which contrast nicely with the red flowers. Does well on most soils, from sandy to clay, and is rarely troubled by pests or disease. Fast growing in good conditions. Can be pruned to size, and makes a good hedge, screening or windbreak plant.
|Scientific Name:||Callistemon viminalis|
|Plant Type:||Small tree, Large shrub|
|Height:||4 ~ 6 metres|
|Width:||2 ~ 4 metres|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, All year|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, 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|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Weeping|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage, Boggy poorly drained|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Screen, Windbreak|
|Special Uses:||Bonsai, Street tree, Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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