Callistemon citrinus

Callistemon citrinus

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Callistemon citrinus
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen

Height: 1.5m

Spread: 1.5m

Flower colour:
  • Red
  • Features: Flowers

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The bottle brush plant, Callistemon citrinus, bears dramatic crimson-red flower spikes, in contrast with dark green, aromatic foliage, in spring and summer. New foliage has a pink-red flush, but darkens with age.

Native to Australia, Callistemon citrinus thrives in warm, sheltered conditions, and is suceptible to frost damage. For best results, and the greatest flowering potential, grow in front of a sunny wall or in a container which you can bring indoors in autumn. 

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle, Back
  • Hardiness: Half hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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