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Callistemon viminalis 'Hannah Ray' (Bottlebrush)

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Plant description

callistemon hannah ray 002

callistemon hannah ray 001

Callistemon Hannah Ray is a large shrub to small tree. It bears large red flowers, and it has an attractive weeping habit. Profuse flowering in spring with a follow up in autumn make this a great screening plant for a variety of climates. It can be pruned to size if desired, and removing the old flowers will encourage new growth and increased flowering. Does well in sun or part shade, and on most soil types.

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

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: red
Flowering season: spring autumn

Plant size

Maximum height: 5 metres
Minimum height: 4 metres

Maximum width: 3 metres
Minimum width: 2 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: dry, wet, moist, well-drained.

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

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

Pests

Scale

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: not specified.

Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.

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