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Callistemon salignus

Willow Bottle Brush

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Key information

Plant type

Evergreen shrub

Flower colour

Mixed

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Experienced

photo by Sharon Pearson, copyright GAP Photos (50334)

Plant details

A splendid species with narrow, willow-like leaves and lovely lemon-coloured bottle brushes. This yellow form is the common one in cultivation but red and pink variants have been found in its native Australia. It has distinctive young foliage which is densely covered in fine silky hairs. Like all bottle brush plants, it likes a warm position, preferably against a sunny wall.

Family: Myrtaceae

Genus: Callistemon

Species: salignus

Plant type: Evergreen shrub

Flower colour: Mixed

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 150cm

Spread: 200cm


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