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Callistemon pearsonii 'Rocky Rambler' (Bottlebrush)

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Australian Native Orchids. Native orchids range from the spectacular epiphytic (growing on trees) and lithophytic (growing on rocks) species of the tropical jungles and warmer areas of Australia, to the intricately subtle terrestrial (growing in the ground) species found throughout the dry eucalypts forests throughout the continent.

Plant description

callistemon pearsonii bottlebrush rocky rambler 2

callistemon pearsonii bottlebrush rocky rambler 1

Callistemon 'Rocky Rambler' is an evergreen low growing shrub with fine thin leaves and bright red brush flowers with yellow tipped stamens. It flowers in summer, and attracts birds and insects. It grows in most soil types as long as they are well drained. Best in sunny to lightly shaded positions. Good for coastal gardens and tolerates some frost. Can take dry times but will be best with some extra watering.

Further reading: Top ten native plants and Best natives for pots and small gardens (articles written by native plant expert and horticulturalist Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: Red
Flowering season: summer

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.8 metres
Minimum height: 0.3 metres

Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: 0.5 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, insects.

Climate

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

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist.

Pests

Scale

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Good native fertiliser.

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