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Callistemon 'Endeavour'

callistemon 'Endeavour', Callistemon 'Splendens'

A fast growing shrub with broad green leaves and brilliant red flowerspikes. Grows to 3m in height and width.
cultural notesA hardy and vigorous plant adaptable to a wide range of conditions. Prefers full sun but will tolerate light shade. Suitable for tropical climates and wet conditions.
maintenanceCan be pruned after flowering to mmaintain shape. Responds to fertilizing with a native plant fertilizer after flowering.
toleratesTolerant of drought, frost, salt spray and poor drainage.
flowering seasonSpring, Summer and Autumn.
flower colourBrilliant red flower spikes to 12cm in length.
foliage colourLeaves are dull green and elliptical, to 9cm in length.
widthup to 3m
heightup to 3m
plant spacing150cm apart
recommended usesA very adaptable plant that, due to its tolerance of tropical and wetter conditions, has a large range of uses. Suitable as a hedge or screen plant and as a feature plant, is also a bird attractant.

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