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Callistemon citrinus 'Pink Champagne' (Bottlebrush)

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Plant description

callistemon pink champagne 003

callistemon pink champagne 002

Callistemon 'Pink Champagne' has large soft pink flowerheads borne on an upright, large-leafed medium sized shrub. It flowers in spring and autumn, and is very adaptable with regard to soil type and climatic conditions. Grows to 3 metres high and 2 metres wide, making it a good choice for screening and hedging, and it responds well to pruning to keep it to size. Best in full sun and a moist soil. Fertilise in spring. Frost tolerant.

Further reading: Hedges and Pruning a hedge in 7 steps (articles written by horticulturalist Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: pink
Flowering season: spring autumn

Plant size

Maximum height: 3 metres
Minimum height: 2 metres

Maximum width: 2 metres
Minimum width: 1 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Nectar feeding birds.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical, arid.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, wet, moist, well-drained.

Clay: dry, wet, moist, well-drained.

Sand: dry, wet, moist, well-drained.

Soil pH: 5.5-7.0

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: not specified.

Types of fertiliser: General purpose.

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