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Callistemon 'Burgundy Jack' (Bottlebrush)

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Plant description

Callistemon Burgundy Jack

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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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