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Callistemon 'Candy Pink' (Bottlebrush)

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Plant description

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Callistemon Candy Pink

Callistemon 'Candy Pink' is a medium shrub that is incredibly adaptable. The large flower spikes are a lovely dark pink colour and are borne in flushes virtually all year round after a flush of new growth happens. The foliage is lighly weeping, and responds well to pruning, which encourages denser growth. Candy Pink is a great tough plant which can cope with most soils including boggy, drought, and very frosty weather.

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

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: pink
Flowering season: spring summer autumn winter

Plant size

Maximum height: 4 metres
Minimum height: 4 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 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.

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: not specified.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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