Callistemon citrinus

Crimson Bottlebrush

 

Description: 8' tall and wide, blooms in spring and fall with bright red brushes 12 x 6 cm. The foliage has a citrus scent when rubbed and new growth is silvery pink. Leaves are flat and narrow, 5cm long and 1cm wide. Flowers are arranged in crimson spikes. A showy small tree which grows well on heavy soils including wet sites. Frost tolerant and benefits from careful pruning. Native to the coast of New South Wales and Queensland.  Keep away from drains

Culture: Full to part sun.  Sand, loam, clay, bog or damp soils that are well-drained.  Acid, neutral or alkaline. Moderately frost hardy.

Uses: Hedge, screening, accent plant, windbreaks.

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 8
Type Shrub to 8'
Flower Color Red
Growth Rate Moderate
Placement Sun
Culture 18" minimum annual rainfall
Native New South Wales, Queensland,  Victoria
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletAttractive red brushes
bulletModerate growth rate
bulletCitrus scented leaves

Problem Solving Features

bulletExcellent for most soils
bulletLow maintenance
bulletExcellent shrub for hedges or borders

Pricing - See Price List Here

Sow seed direct on the surface, bog watering method works best.  Germination 1-3 weeks @ 70 F.

 

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