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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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  • 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. produces flowers in numerous spikes to 5cm (2in) long.
  • 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.
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Patio / pot plants
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Seasonal Interest - Summer
  • 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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