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Callistemon 'Betka Beauty' (Bottlebrush)

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Plant description

Callistemon Betka Beauty

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Callistemon 'Betka Beauty' is a beautiful bottlebrush- masses of red flowers in spring and summer on a tough and adaptable plant. A compact single- or multi-stemmed shrub with papery bark and fresh light green foliage. It has a lightly weeping habit. Plant as a specimen or in groups, around pools or for screening; in streetscapes and open parkland. Can take boggy soils as well as being drought and frost tolerant, and is good for coastal areas. Use in cool to warm cliamtes.

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: 1.2 metres

Maximum width: 1.5 metres
Minimum width: 1.2 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, butterflies, 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: Any good fertiliser.

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