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Callistemon citrinus

crimson bottlebrush

A bushy shrub or small tree growing to 6m in height. Crimson flower spikes to 12cm in length in spring , summer and autumn.
originNSW, Qld, Vic
cultural notesA very hardy plant accepting of wet conditions and prefering an open sunny position.
maintenanceCan be pruned after flower to maintain shape and encourage new growth. Can be fertilized after flowering with a suitable native plant fertilizer.
toleratesTolerant od drought, frost and poor drainage.
flowering seasonSpring, Summer and Autumn.
flower colourCrimson bootlebrush style flower spikes to 12cm long.
foliage colourMid green to dark green lanceolate leaves. The name citrinus refers to the faint citrus scent of the leaves when crushed.
widthup to 3m
heightup to 6m
plant spacing150cm apart
recommended usesA very hardy plant suitable for hedges and screens, containers or as a feature plant.
plant image creditsCreative Commons License Noodle snacks

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