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Commonly known as Common net bush, One-sided bottlebrush
Evergreenleaves 3cm (1¼in) long
Tall ShrubErect 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 temperateCan be grown outside in summer. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 5°C (41°F)
- Mature Size
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- Goes Well With
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Additional FeaturesPests & DiseasesScale insectsPlace of originAustralia (Western Australia)
Flower ShapeSpikesIrregular, axillary spikes 2.5cm (1in) long
Garden Location/ConditionsAustralian / New ZealandGreenhouse / conservatoryNot 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 winterUse loam-based compost (JI No. 2) in full light with good ventilation
HardinessTender (greenhouse & conservatory)
(see photos above)
(see photos above)
Pruning groupPruning group 5Suitable 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
Soil ConditionsFertile well drained soilModerately fertile