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Callistemon viminalis 'Slim' (Bottlebrush, Callistemon)

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Plant description

callistemon viminlais slim

callistemon viminalis slim

Callistemon viminalis 'Slim' is a tall but narrow shrub with a dense growth habit and vivid red flowers in spring, summer and autumn. It is a really useful plant for narrow spaces such as beside driveways and paths, and will attract birds and native bees to the garden. It withstands frost down to -6 degrees with no leaf burn, and is also myrtle rust resistant. Does well on a wide range of soils from sandy to clay, and grows in full sun to part shade. Responds well to pruning if a tidier or smaller habit is desired, though it will grow naturally in a neat shape.

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: 3 metres
Minimum height: not specified

Maximum width: 1.3 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, insects.

Climate

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

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Pests

Scale

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.

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