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Callistemon citrinus

Bottle brush

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One of the most reliable bottle brush plants to grow outdoors. The dense cylindrical spikes of crimson flowers are carried on the ends of the willowy branches in summer. Even without flowers, its narrow evergreen leaves provide plenty of interest and release a lemon scent if gently bruised. It flowers most prolifically beside a sheltered sunny wall.

Family: Myrtaceae

Genus: Callistemon

Species: citrinus

Flower colour: Red

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 150cm

Spread: 150cm

Flowering period: June to July

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Toni Mcintyre

Hot to take cuttings from my bottle brush

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