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Last updated 06/4/20 13:35.
Commonly known as Bottlebrush
The bottlebrush flowers can be red, purple, pink, white, green or yellow and well grown specimens can be hard-pruned. In some species the hard seed capsules are released by fire.
Genus of 30 species or more of evergreen tress and shrubs from Australia from moist, open sites and in woodland.
Evergreen - trees and shrubs. Cylindrical to lance-shaped leaves.
Against a wall - a sheltered site at the base of a house wall is ideal.
Additional Features - Good to know - tolerates hard pruning when established.
Pests & Diseases - red spider mites, mealy bugs and scale insects under glass.
Place of origin - Australia.
Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
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
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil
Neutral to acid soil