Plant name: Dwarf bottlebrush
Plant type: shrubs / bushes / trees
Origin: NSW, VIC.
Cultural notes: Very hardy shrub accepting of most soils including those with poor drainage. Prefers a sunny location.
Maintenance: Can be pruned after flowering to maintain shape.
Tolerates: Tolerant of drought, frost and poor drainage.
Flowering season: Spring and Summer
Flower colour: Red bottle brush style flower spikes to 6cm in length.
Foliage colour: Narrow mid to dark green sharply pointed leaves to 4cm in length.
Width: up to 1.8m
Height: up to 1.5m
Plant spacing: 100cm apart
Recommended uses: A hardy shrub useful as a small hedge or screen or, due to its compact size, as a foreground feature plant. Suitable as a container plant. Bird attracting.
Description: A compact shrub growing to 1.5m with arching, sometimes pendulous branches. Profuse red flower spikes to 6cm in length occuring in spring and summer.