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Callistemon 'Burgundy Jack' (Bottlebrush)

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Native Annuals and Perennials. Australian annual and perennial plants can be used to create excitement in your garden as they are quick growing, usually very floriferous and because they are relatively temporary they can be replaced on a regular basis to add something new each year.

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.

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Plant description

Callistemon Burgundy Jack

Callistemon Burgundy Jack 2

Callistemon 'Burgundy Jack' is an evergreen shrub with deep burgundy to violet flower heads in spring and autumn. It is a relatively compact, free-flowering bottlebrush, growing to around 3 metres tall and 2 metres wide. Does well on a wide range of soil types, including heavier soils. A good hedging or screen plant, 'Burgundy Jack' responds well to pruning. Honey eating birds love this plant.

Further reading: Hedges and Pruning a hedge in 7 steps (articles written by horticulturalist Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: purple
Flowering season: spring autumn

Plant size

Maximum height: 3 metres
Minimum height: 3 metres

Maximum width: 2 metres
Minimum width: 2 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: birds 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.

Diseases

Sooty mould

Pests

Scale, caterpillars

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.

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