Fiery Lesser bottlebrush
Callistemon phoeniceus has the common name of lesser bottlebrush or Fiery Lesser bottlebrush. It is one of the species from West Australia, found in the Avon and Austin districts along streams and swamps. This shrub can grow up to 2-4 m high x 3-5 m wide (6-12' x 9-15') and is usually 4' x 4' in four years. The deep scarlet bottlebrush flower spikes are 4-6" long. This Callistemon favors damp, peat type sands, sandy loams or gravelly soils. Moisture requirements per year are 350 mm (about 14" per year). Well known in Australia as a shrub of high merit. Ideal for low windbreaks and screening.
|Temperature Rating||USDA Zone 9|
|Type||Shrub to 10'|
|Flower Color||Scarlet red|
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