Callistemon Citrinus

Red Bottlebrush

 

Picture(s) shown is only a representation of a mature plant and not the actual plant. Small juvenile plants often look different from a grown specimen. 

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Description

The bottle bush (Callistemon Citrinus) is an Australian native, a beautiful evergreen woody shrub with bright red cylindrical shaped flowers that resembles a traditional bottle brush. The flowers with its long, bristly red spikes appear early summer to autumn and are a great attraction for nectar feeding wild life including insects, butterflies and sun birds. Plants usually reaches 4 meters and grow in a variety of soils, but do particularly well in damp or wet conditions in a sunny spot. Plants respond well to hard pruning and makes a beautiful dense hedge.

Whats more, the flowers are edible, and can be consumed fresh, added to salads, cooked or made into jellies, jams, and the most incredible syrup you've ever tasted.

Growth Spread 3 - 4 meters
Growth Height 4 Meters.
See the source imageWater Requirements Moderate to Damp
Frost Sensitive Yes 
Flowering Period Early Summer till Autum
Light Requirements Full Sun.
Soil Requirements Most soil types that is well drained. 

Additional information

size

Small (9cm), Medium (15/17cm), Large (19/23cm)

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