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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
Further Reading....

  • Evergreen - crowded, linear, rigid, dark-green leaves 4cm (1½in) long with hard points.
  • Yellow - pale yellow
  • Height - 1-2m (3-6½ft)
  • Spread - 1-2m (3-6½ft)
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - spreading to semi-erect shrub
  • 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)
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - none
  • Place of origin - Australia (Queensland to Victoria)
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape - Spikes - - 4-15cm (1½-6in) long
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 5
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that require minimal pruning.
    Action: Trim or lightly cut back shoots that spoil symmetry. Deadhead regularly.
    When: Annually after flowering.

    RHS group 8
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
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  • Soil Conditions - Neutral to acid soil -
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1-2m (3-6½ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  1-2m (3-6½ft)
 

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