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CALLISTEMON

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.

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.

Further Reading....

  • Evergreen - trees and shrubs. Cylindrical to lance-shaped leaves.
  • Against a wall - a sheltered site at the base of a house wall is ideal.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - tolerates hard pruning when established.
  • Pests & Diseases - red spider mites, mealy bugs and scale insects under glass.
  • Place of origin - Australia.
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Greenhouse / conservatory - Not the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winter
  • Soil Conditions - 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
£15.00 each

CALLISTEMON citrinus 'Perth Pink'

CALLISTEMON citrinus 'Perth Pink'  >


Commonly known as: Bottlebrush.
Clear pink flowers
£15.00 each

CALLISTEMON citrinus 'Red Cluster'

CALLISTEMON citrinus 'Red Cluster'  >


Commonly known as: Bottlebrush.
Compact growing with deep scarlet flowers
£15.00 each

CALLISTEMON citrinus 'Splendens'  AWARD

CALLISTEMON citrinus 'Splendens'  >


Commonly known as: Bottlebrush.
The most vivid scarlet flowers
£15.00 £12.00 each

CALLISTEMON pallidus

CALLISTEMON pallidus  >


Commonly known as: Lemon bottlebrush.
cream coloured flowers and narrow leaves
£15.00 each
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CALLISTEMON rigidus

CALLISTEMON rigidus  >


Commonly known as: Stiff bottlebrush.
Hardy red bottlebrush which thrives in poor soils in full sun
£15.00 each

CALLISTEMON salignus   AWARD

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
£15.00 each

CALLISTEMON sieberi

CALLISTEMON sieberi  >


Commonly known as: Alpine bottlebrush.
(pityoides) - This is the hardiest species with narrow leaves and pale yellow flowers in short spikes
£15.00 each
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CALLISTEMON viminalis

CALLISTEMON viminalis  >


Commonly known as: Weeping bottlebrush.
Attractive weeping habit with bright red flowers. Had proved hardy at Burncoose
£15.00 each
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