Callistemon comboynensis

Cliff Bottlebrush

Comboyne Bottlbrush

 

This small Callistemon species is a spreading shrub 2-3 m high x 1-2 m wide.  It has copper colored new growth, the leaves are narrow and elliptical to 8 cm.  Flowers are usually dull red brushes 5-9 x 4-8 cm.  Best growth is attained in full sun.  Soil needs are sand, loam, clay, damp, well drained, acid, neutral, alkaline.  Prune after flowering, moderately frost tolerant. Attractive container plant.

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 8
Type Shrub to 9' x 6'
Flower Color Red
Growth Rate Moderate
Placement Sun
Culture Moderate moisture
Native New South Wales, Queensland
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletShrub to 9'
bulletDoes well in most soils
bulletAttractive flowers and foliage

Problem Solving Features

bulletExcellent for sunny border planting
bulletAttractive container plant
bulletMinimum care needed

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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