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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

CALLISTEMON salignus

 
  • 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
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Australian / New Zealand
  • Hardiness
    Half hardy (down to 0)
  • 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
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • 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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