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CALLISTEMON citrinus 'Splendens'

Commonly known as Bottlebrush

The most vivid scarlet flowers
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  • Evergreen - lance-shaped , 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. Produces spikes to 15cm (6in) long at tips of shoots.
  • 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.
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Australian / New Zealand
  • 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
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Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
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