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Callistemon 'Betka Beauty' (Bottlebrush)

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Helpful articles

Growing kangaroo paws (Anigozanthos) in your garden. Learn how to grow kangaroo paws (Anigozanthos) in your garden. Article written by native gardening expert Angus Stewart.

Microclimates in your garden. Did you know your whole garden may be a microclimate that allows you to grow plants that would not thrive on the other side of the street? Read this article to learn more.

Attracting fauna to your garden. This article explains how you can attract native australian wildlife to your garden.

Hedges. This article explains how to care for and maintain your Australian hedge.

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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