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Commonly known as Bottlebrush

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

The bottlebrush flowers can be red, purple, pink, white, green or yellow and well grown specimens can be hard-pruned. In some species the hard seed capsules are released by fire.

Genus of 30 species or more of evergreen tress and shrubs from Australia from moist, open sites and in woodland.

  • 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
to 5m (15ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2.5m (8ft)

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
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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


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
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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
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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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