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Commonly known as: Bottlebrush.

Range of shrubs to small trees with bottlebrush-like flower spikes in shades of red, purple, pink, white, green or yellow.

Mature Size

to 5m (15ft) Tall Shrub Average Person
  2.5m (8ft)

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  • Pests & Diseases - red spider mite, scale insects, mealybugs under glass.
  • Place of Origin - Australia
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Will grow outside in milder locations - This could include plants which would survive happily in a greenhouse or conservatory if not in a mild location. If you have a sheltered spot in your garden then it may do well here.
  • Height - to 5m (15ft)
  • Spread - 2.5m (8ft)
  • Tall Shrub - or small tree with abundant, intense red flowers.
  • Against a wall - an excellent plant for a sun-trap site.
  • Full Sun
  • Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Neutral to acid soil

Buy Varieties of CALLISTEMON

CALLISTEMON citrinus 'Little John'

CALLISTEMON citrinus 'Little John'  >

Commonly known as: Crimson bottlebrush.
Miniature habit, deep red flowers
£14.50 each

CALLISTEMON citrinus 'Perth Pink'

CALLISTEMON citrinus 'Perth Pink'  >

Commonly known as: Bottlebrush.
Clear pink flowers
£14.50 each

CALLISTEMON citrinus 'Red Cluster'

CALLISTEMON citrinus 'Red Cluster'  >

Commonly known as: Bottlebrush.
Compact growing with deep scarlet flowers
£14.50 each

CALLISTEMON citrinus 'Splendens'  AWARD

CALLISTEMON citrinus 'Splendens'  >

Commonly known as: Bottlebrush.
The most vivid scarlet flowers
£14.50 each


CALLISTEMON pallidus  >

Commonly known as: Lemon bottlebrush.
cream coloured flowers and narrow leaves
£14.50 each


CALLISTEMON rigidus  >

Commonly known as: Stiff bottlebrush.
Hardy red bottlebrush which thrives in poor soils in full sun
£14.50 each
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CALLISTEMON salignus  >

Commonly known as: White bottlebrush, Willow-leafed bottlebrush.
One of the hardiest of the bottlebrushes with narrow willow-like leaves and pale yellow flowers
£14.50 each


CALLISTEMON sieberi  >

Commonly known as: Alpine bottlebrush.
(pityoides) - This is the hardiest species with narrow leaves and pale yellow flowers in short spikes
£14.50 each


CALLISTEMON viminalis  >

Commonly known as: Weeping bottlebrush.
Attractive weeping habit with bright red flowers. Had proved hardy at Burncoose
£14.50 each
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