Callistemon viminalis ‘Wildfire’

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
Family:Myrtaceae
Common Name:Bottlebrush
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:2 ~ 4 metres
Width:1.5 ~ 2 metres
Flower Colour:Red
Flowering Time:Spring
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
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Lifespan:Perennial
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

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