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The pink to red new foliage and its yellow flowers are the best qualities of this very adaptable bottlebrush. This is one of the few bottlebrushes that grows into a tree and it can also tolerate waterlogged soils for extended periods as well as being drought tolerant should you get to the other extreme in your garden. The root system can become rather invasive so it is best to keep this plant at least ten metres away from any buildings. There is an outstanding low growing cultivar of this species that avoids the invasive problem, it is called 'Great Balls of Fire' and grows to only a metre or so in height.
Flower colour: yellow
Flowering season: spring summer
Maximum height: 10 metres
Minimum height: 1 metres
Maximum width: 5 metres
Minimum width: 1 metres
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Nectar feeding birds, cockatoos.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical.
Loam: dry, wet, moist, well-drained.
Clay: dry, wet, moist, well-drained.
Sand: dry, wet, moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 5.5-6.5
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: not specified.
Types of fertiliser: General purpose.