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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.
Flower colour: Red
Flowering season: summer
Maximum height: 0.8 metres
Minimum height: 0.3 metres
Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: 0.5 metres
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Birds, insects.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical.
Loam: moist, well-drained.
Clay: moist, well-drained.
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: Good native fertiliser.