Scarlet Bottlebrush

Callistemon citrinus

Item 1435

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USDA Zone:
8-11
Your zone may be too cold for this plant:
6
  • Light Needs
    Full sun
  • Watering Needs
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.
Description:

A wonderfully carefree evergreen shrub with masses of showy, scarlet, bottle brush-shaped flowers. A very dramatic accent, hedge or screen plant with leathery gray-green foliage that provides year-round interest. Tolerates poor soils, heat and mild drought when established.

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Average Size at Maturity
Reaches 10 to 12 ft. tall and wide in 10 years; slightly larger with age.
Flowering Season
Botanical Name: Callistemon citrinus
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate
Special Feature: Easy Care, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Foliage Color: Gray-green
Flower Attribute: Showy Flowers ,   Long Bloom Season ,   Flowers for Cutting
Bloom Time: Spring to summer; nearly year-round in temperate regions.
Flower Color: Red
Garden Style: Rustic ,   Mediterranean

Thrives in average, lightly acidic, well-drained soil; avoid alkaline soils. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. More drought tolerant in coastal areas; less tolerant in hot, arid regions. Apply fertilizer in early spring. Prune to shape after flowering.

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