Plant Description: This is a prolific flowering Callistemon that, unlike other mass flowering Callistemons, is relatively self-cleaning. Its masses of red bottle brush flowers are a real feature in any garden.
Height & Width: 2m high x 1.5m wide (can be kept shorter with pruning).
Foliage: Beautiful rustic red new growth in spring and autumn.
Flowers: Masses of red bottle brush flowers from September to November, flowers will often appear in autumn, as it repeat flowers in certain regions of Australia.
Uses: Flowering medium hedge (also mass planted or as a specimen shrub).
Position & Tolerances: Full sun to light shade.
Soil Type: Most soil types.
Best Planting Time: April to October.
Planting Density: 1-2 plants per linear metre (1-2 plants per m²).
Where it thrives: QLD, NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS, SA, WA and NT.
Pruning: Responds very well to pruning at different times of the year. Regular pruning will be beneficial as it will encourage dense, bushy growth.
Establishment & Extra Care:
- Water as required for 8-13 weeks until established.
- Plant in a well mulched garden, a chunky mulch is recommended.
- Use slow release fertiliser in spring, if required.
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