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Callistemon viminalis 'Macarthur' (Bottlebrush)

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Plant description

callistemon viminalis macarthur(1)

callistemon viminalis macarthur

Callistemon viminalis 'Macarthur' is a compact shrub with brilliant red bottlebrush flowers. It has fresh green foliage, and naturally grows into a tidy and dense shape. It also responds well to pruning, which is best done after flowering. Birds and butterflies love the honey rich flowers. 'Macarthur' is resistant to Myrtle rust. It grows well on a most soils, from sandy to clay, and in sun to part shade. A great plant for hedging, screens and as a specimen plant.

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 summer autumn

Plant size

Maximum height: 1.8 metres
Minimum height: not specified

Maximum width: 1.5 metres
Minimum width: not specified

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, bees.

Climate

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

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: dry, moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.

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