Callistemon pityoides

Alpine bottlebrush

(Formerly Callistemon sieberi)


Callistemon pityoides (previously known as Callistemon sieberi) has the common name of Alpine bottlebrush.  It is a compact shrub to about 3' and occurs naturally at high elevations. The leaves are needle-like and the flowers are like creamy to pale yellow  bottlebrushes.  This is a frost- resistant species and tolerates snow! Prune after flowering. +23 degrees F.

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 8
Type Shrub to 3'
Flower Color Light creamy
Growth Rate Moderate
Placement Sun
Culture Moderate moisture
Native Queensland, New South Wales,  Victoria
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletSmall shrub - attractive container plant
bulletDoes well in moist soils
bulletAttractive flowers and foliage

Problem Solving Features

bulletAttractive for shrub border
bulletGreat plant for a formal setting
bulletFrost resistant

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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