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CALLISTEMON citrinus 'Red Cluster'

Commonly known as Bottlebrush

Compact growing with deep scarlet flowers
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£16.00 each

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 -
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to 2.5m (8ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  to 2m (6½ft)
 

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