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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.

CALOTHAMNUS quadrifidus

Commonly known as Common net bush, One-sided bottlebrush

Grey-green needle-like leaves and bottlebrush flowers arranged on one side of the stem. Flowers are usually red, though some forms are yellow or white
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£20.00 each

 

  • Evergreen - leaves 3cm (1¼in) long
  • Red
  • Height - 3m (10ft)
  • Spread - 3m (10ft)
  • Tall Shrub - erect to spreading shrub. Flowers often form clusters 20cm (8in), or more, around the stems. Flowers have prominent, flattened bundles of long, red stamens
  • Heated greenhouse - warm temperate - Can be grown outside in summer. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 5°C (41°F)
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - scale insects
  • Place of origin - Australia (Western Australia)
  • Flower Shape - Spikes - - irregular, axillary spikes 2.5cm (1in) long
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Greenhouse / conservatory - Not the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winter - use loam-based compost (JI No. 2) in full light with good ventilation
  • Hardiness - Tender (greenhouse & conservatory) -
  • Leaf margin - Entire - see photos above
  • Leaf shape - Linear - 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 -
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - - moderately fertile
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Calothamnus - Care Guide
3m (10ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
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