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CALLISTEMON

Commonly known as Crimson bottlebrush, Lemon 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
    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.
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
  • 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'

Crimson bottlebrush

miniature habit, deep red flowers

 
£16.50 each 
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CALLISTEMON citrinus 'Perth Pink'

CALLISTEMON citrinus 'Perth Pink'

Bottlebrush

clear pink flowers

 
£16.50 each 
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CALLISTEMON citrinus 'Red Cluster'

CALLISTEMON citrinus 'Red Cluster'

Bottlebrush

compact growing with deep scarlet flowers

 
£16.50 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
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CALLISTEMON citrinus 'Splendens'

CALLISTEMON citrinus 'Splendens'

Bottlebrush

the most vivid scarlet flowers

 
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£16.50 £10.00 each 
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CALLISTEMON pallidus

CALLISTEMON pallidus

Lemon bottlebrush

cream coloured flowers and narrow leaves

 
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£16.50 each 
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CALLISTEMON rigidus

CALLISTEMON rigidus

Stiff bottlebrush

hardy red bottlebrush which thrives in poor soils in full sun

 
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£16.50 each 
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CALLISTEMON salignus

CALLISTEMON salignus

White bottlebrush, Willow-leafed bottlebrush

one of the hardiest of the bottlebrushes with narrow willow-like leaves and pale yellow flowers

 
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£16.50 each 
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CALLISTEMON sieberi

CALLISTEMON sieberi

Alpine bottlebrush

(pityoides) - This is the hardiest species with narrow leaves and pale yellow flowers in short spikes

 
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CALLISTEMON viminalis

CALLISTEMON viminalis

Weeping bottlebrush

attractive weeping habit with bright red flowers. Had proved hardy at Burncoose

 
£16.50 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
CALLISTEMON viridiflorus 'Violaceus'

CALLISTEMON viridiflorus 'Violaceus'

Bottlebrush

narrow leaves and purplish red bottlebrush flowers

 
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£16.50 £10.00 each 
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