• Callistemon citrinus
  • Callistemon citrinus
  • Callistemon citrinus

Callistemon citrinus

Bottlebrush, Crimson Bottlebrush, Common Red Bottlebrush, Lemon Bottlebrush
Size: ex 1.5L pot

Availability: Sold Out

£8.99

Quick Overview

  • Bright red Bottlebrush flowers
  • Attractive foliage and seedpods
  • Bee-magnet !
  • Warm, sheltered aspect
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Description

Callistemon citrinus, the most reliable of the Australian Bottlebrushes in the UK climate, is an evergreen shrub with attractive aromatic lanceolate foliage and stunning red flowers with elongated stamens borne in mid-summer. Its foliage is a pinkish shade when juvenile which together with the sculptural cylindrical flowers themselves and the knobbly seedpods remaining from the previous year's flowering make for a year-round succession of interest. Hardy in a sheltered south-facing position in the warmer parts of the UK, like all bottlebrushes, Callistemon citrinus prefers full sun and a moist yet well-drained soil.

Gorgeous large tall plants - a bargain at these prices!

Additional Information

Order Myrtales
Family Myrtaceae
Sub-Family Myrtoideae
Synonyms Callistemon citrinus var. splendens, Callistemon laevis, Callistemon lanceolatus, Melaleuca citrina, Metrosideros citrina
Geographical Origin Australia: NSW and SE Victoria
Cultivation Full sun. A warm sunny south-facing aspect. Shelter against a wall in colder areas. Moist well drained soil
Eventual Height 3 - 4.5m
Eventual Spread 3m
Hardiness Hardy in the milder areas of the UK. Down to about -8C lower where it has some cover from other sheltering plants

Callistemon citrinus

Bottlebrush, Crimson Bottlebrush, Common Red Bottlebrush, Lemon Bottlebrush
Size: ex 1.5L pot

Availability: Sold Out

£8.99
You could receive 20 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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