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CALLISTEMON

Commonly known as Crimson bottlebrush, Lemon 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.

Further Reading....

  • Evergreen - lance-shaped, dark green leaves to 10cm (4in) long with prominent oil glands.
  • Height - usually to 3m (10ft)
  • Spread - usually to 3m (10ft)
  • Tall Shrub - variable shrub, often with arching branches. Produces flowers profusely in spikes 5-15cm (2-6in) long.
  • 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 - sheltered position.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - final height dependant on protection. May need restrictive pruning under glass.
  • Pests & Diseases - red spider mites, mealybugs, scale insects under glass.
  • Place of origin - Australia (New South Wales, Victoria). Introduced into UK by Joseph Banks in 1788,
  • 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
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Scented Plants - Scented foliage - leaves release attractive lemon scent when crushed.
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Neutral to acid soil
usually to 3m (10ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  usually to 3m (10ft)
 

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
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

CALLISTEMON citrinus 'Perth Pink'

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Commonly known as: Bottlebrush.
Clear pink flowers
£15.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

CALLISTEMON citrinus 'Red Cluster'

CALLISTEMON citrinus 'Red Cluster'  >


Commonly known as: Bottlebrush.
Compact growing with deep scarlet flowers
£15.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

CALLISTEMON citrinus 'Splendens'  AWARD

CALLISTEMON citrinus 'Splendens'  >


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

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

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Commonly known as: Stiff bottlebrush.
Hardy red bottlebrush which thrives in poor soils in full sun
£15.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

CALLISTEMON salignus   AWARD

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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
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

CALLISTEMON sieberi

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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

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Commonly known as: Weeping bottlebrush.
Attractive weeping habit with bright red flowers. Had proved hardy at Burncoose
£15.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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