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
Further Reading....
  • 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

CALOTHAMNUS quadrifidus

 

 

  • 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
    Australian / New Zealand
    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
  3m (10ft)
 

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