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CALLISTEMON salignus

Commonly known as White bottlebrush, Willow-leafed bottlebrush

One of the hardiest of the bottlebrushes with narrow willow-like leaves and pale yellow flowers
Further Reading....

  • Evergreen - narrowly lance-shaped, pale green leaves to 10cm (4in) long
  • Yellow - pale yellow
  • Height - 5-12m (15-40ft)
  • Spread - 3-5m (10-15ft)
  • Tall Shrub - erect to spreading shrub or small tree with papery white bark
  • Tender - cool or frost free greenhouse - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen. Except in frost-free inner-city areas or coastal extremities requires glasshouse conditions. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 1°C (34°F) - use loam-based compost JI No.2 in full light
  • Against a wall
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Ornamental bark -
  • Pests & Diseases - red spider mites, mealy bugs, scale insects under glass.
  • Place of origin - Australia (South Australia, New South Wales).
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape - Spikes - - 3-5cm (1¼-2in) long
  • Hardiness - Half hardy (down to 0) -
  • 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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  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil -
  • Neutral to acid soil
  • Tree Shape - Rounded to broadly columnar -
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5-12m (15-40ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  3-5m (10-15ft)
 

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