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Callistemon citrinus 'White Anzac (Anzac)' (Bottlebrush)

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Plant description

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Callistemon citrinus 'White Anzac' is a small growing shrub, and is one of the best white flowered bottlebrushes. It grows to around a metre high and 3 metres wide. The flowers tend to grow in clusters on the stem ends, and will lure birds and butterflies to the garden to feed on the nectar rich flowers. Prune every year after flowering to discourage loose straggly growth and to remove old flowers. A good general garden shrub, which does well with minimal care, and looks good in a wide range of soil types.

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

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: white
Flowering season: spring autumn

Plant size

Maximum height: 1.5 metres
Minimum height: 1.2 metres

Maximum width: 3 metres
Minimum width: 1.5 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: birds, butterflies, insects.

Climate

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

Soil types & conditions

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

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

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

Soil pH: 6.0-7.5

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.

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