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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.
Flower colour: red
Flowering season: spring summer autumn
Maximum height: 1.8 metres
Minimum height: 1.2 metres
Maximum width: 1.5 metres
Minimum width: 1.2 metres
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Birds, butterflies, insects.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical.
Loam: dry, wet, moist, well-drained.
Clay: dry, wet, moist, well-drained.
Sand: dry, wet, moist, well-drained.
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: not specified.
Types of fertiliser: Any good fertiliser.