Callistemon glaucous

(C. speciosus)

Albany Bottlebrush

 

Description: Erect shrub to 6' with very dark red brushes 15 cm long x 7 cm diameter.  The leaves are narrow-oblong to 12 cm.  This species is generally found in swamps of southwest Australia.

Culture: Full sun.  Sand, loam, clay, bog or damp soils, will adapt to drier conditions.  Acid, neutral or alkaline. Moderately frost hardy.

Uses: Ornamental, hedge, screening, windbreaks.

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 8
Type Shrub to 6'
Flower Color Red
Growth Rate Moderate
Placement Sun
Culture Moderate moisture
Native West Australia
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletLarge, dark red brushes
bulletModerate growth rate
bulletBog to dry soils
bulletVery attractive

Problem Solving Features

bulletExcellent for most soils - bog or dry
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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