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CALLISTEMON citrinus 'Splendens'

Commonly known as Bottlebrush

The most vivid scarlet flowers
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CALLISTEMON citrinus 'Splendens'

 
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  • Evergreen
    Dark green leaves to 10cm (4in) long with prominent oil glands.
  • Red
    Vivid scarlet
  • Height
    3m (10ft)
  • Spread
    3m (10ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Lax shrub with slender, arching branches
  • 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)
  • Against a wall
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features
    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 at tips of shoots
  • 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
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  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Neutral to acid soil
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3m (10ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  3m (10ft)
 

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