CALLISTEMON viridiflorus 'Violaceus'

Commonly known as Bottlebrush

Narrow leaves and purplish red bottlebrush flowers
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Densely arranged, linear, sharp-pointed, dark green leaves 2-3cm (¾-1¼in) long
  • Purple
    Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet
    Purple-red
  • Height
    1.5m (5ft)
  • Spread
    2m (6½ft)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Compact, usually arching shrub
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter
    Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)

CALLISTEMON viridiflorus 'Violaceus'

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases
    Red spider mites, mealybugs, scale insects, especially under glass
    Place of origin
    Australia (Tasmania)
  • Flower Shape
    Spikes
    Dense spikes to 8cm (3in) long
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Australian / New Zealand
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
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1.5m (5ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  2m (6½ft)
 

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