Bottlebrush

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Bottlebrush

Callistemon spp.
Callistemon
6

15 feet
6

10 feet
Australia
  • Full Sun
  • Low
  • Evergreen
  • Flowering
  • Hummingbirds

About This Plant

Full sun; a large, evergreen shrub with fragrant leaves. Blooms on new growth, with bright red, fine-textured puff flowers that bloom during warm weather. Various species are available in the landscape trade. Callistemon citrinus is commonly used as a foundation plant or a bush; Callistemon linearis is the taller treelike species. Both are slow growing but very drought tolerant; they can be damaged by extreme cold, however.

Maintenance

Occasional pruning to shape.

Features

Plant Type:
Small Shrub
Size:
6-15' H, 6-10' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy
Wildlife:
Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Flower Color:
Red
Bloom Time:
May, June, July, August
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

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