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CALLISTEMON rigidus

Commonly known as Stiff bottlebrush

Hardy red bottlebrush which thrives in poor soils in full sun
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Available late spring to early summer 2021 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
£16.00 each

Delivery Information Available late spring to early summer 2021
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre
  • Evergreen - linear to lance-shaped, matt, dark-green leaves to 15cm (6in) long.
  • Red
  • Height - 1-2.5m (3-8ft)
  • Spread - 2-3m (6-10ft)
  • Tall Shrub - bushy, stiff-stemmed 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)
  • Against a wall
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - red spider mites, mealy bugs, scale insects under glass.
  • Place of origin - Australia (Queensland, New South Wales)
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape - Spikes - - numerous spikes to 5cm (2in) long
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Patio / pot plants -
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Leaf margin - Entire - see photos above
  • Leaf shape - Lanceolate - see photos above
  • Linear
  • 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
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
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  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil -
  • Neutral to acid soil
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1-2.5m (3-8ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2-3m (6-10ft)
 

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