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Callistemon citrinus (Crimson Bottlebrush)

Scarlet Bottlebrush, Melaleuca citrina

The average plant height is 120 cm
The average plant height is 240 cm This is a large grade plant

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Suited to regions:All regions
Plant type:Shrubs
Height:3.00 m
Spread:2.50 m
Flowering time:Spring, Autumn, Winter
Tolerances:Coastal, Extended dry periods, Hardy
Garden uses:Hedging, Living areas, Ponds, Pool areas, Screening
Garden styles:Alpine, Backyard, City & Courtyard, Coastal, Formal, Frontyard, Japanese, Mediterranean, Modern
Easy to grow?Yes
Maintenance requirementsLow
Growth rateMedium

Callistemon citrinus (Crimson Bottlebrush) Details

Callistemon citrinus, commonly known as the Crimson or Scarlet Bottlebrush, this shrub is favoured for both its flowers and foliage. Crimson, bottlebrush like flowers, are produced in spring and autumn are great for attracting birds and bees. The green foliage provides a pleasant complement and has a citrus scent when crushed. It typically grows to 3 m tall and 2.5 m wide but is often pruned back to just behind the flowers after the spring flush. Best performance with this evergreen is achieved when it is grown in full sun or partial shade on a well-drained site. Callistemon citrinus tolerates a wide variety of climatic conditions including frost and coastal conditions, as well as most soil types, barring extreme wet or dry, making it an easy to grow plant. This bottlebrush makes a striking feature when planted against a wall or in a large container. It is also very effective when grown as a specimen, trimmed into a hedge, or added to a mixed planting.

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