CALLISTEMON citrinus 'Red Cluster'

Commonly known as Bottlebrush

Compact growing with deep scarlet flowers
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Silvery pink new leaves to 10cm (4in) long
  • Red
    Deep scarlet
  • Height
    To 2.5m (8ft)
  • Spread
    To 2m (6½ft)
  • Hedge
    Ideal for hedging
    In warm, sheltered climates
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Rounded 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)
  • 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.
  • Against a wall
    Sheltered position
  • Full sun

CALLISTEMON citrinus 'Red Cluster'

 
Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
£16.50 each 
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2022
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Sometimes has further flush of flowers in August.
    Pests & Diseases
    Red spider mites, mealy bugs, scale insects under glass.
    Place of origin
    Australia (New South Wales, Victoria)
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Spikes
    To 15cm (6in) long with gold stamens
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Australian / New Zealand
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Lanceolate
    (see photos above)
  • 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
  • Scented Plants
    Scented foliage
    Leaves release attractive lemon scent when crushed.
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Neutral to acid soil
  • Tree Shape
    Rounded to broadly columnar
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
to 2.5m (8ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  to 2m (6½ft)
 

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