Callistemon phoeniceus

Lesser bottlebrush

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
Growth Rate Moderate
Placement Sun
Culture Moderate/damp moisture
Native West Australia
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletBeautiful, scarlet flower spikes 4-6" long
bulletDoes well in moist soils
bulletAttractive flowers and foliage

Problem Solving Features

bulletAttractive for shrub border
bulletFavors moist soils
bulletExcellent for sandy soils

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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