A tall shrub with masses of bright red flowers in spring which are very attractive to nectar loving birds. Grows to around 4 metres high and 2 metres wide, but can be pruned to size. A hardy and adaptable plant for most situations. Good for informal hedging and screening.
|Scientific Name:||Callistemon viminalis|
|Plant Type:||Large shrub|
|Height:||2 ~ 4 metres|
|Width:||1.5 ~ 2 metres|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Screen, Windbreak|
|Special Uses:||Erosion control, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for this plant.