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Callistemon 'Cherry Time' (Bottlebrush)

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Grevilleas for Cold Climates. Live in a colder part of Australia. These grevilleas for can handle it.

Ground covers.

Native grasses and friends. An exciting thing is happening in the world of Australian plants. Wild species that have tantalised gardeners in the past are now being improved to create a diverse palette of new varieties that offer all kinds of advantages. In particular, the necessity for water-wise, low maintenance gardens has inspired interest in plants that can be used as ground covers that will not only suppress weeds and erosion but also look fantastic.

Get The Right Turf For Your Situation. Tips from OzBreed. Learn how to choose the right turf for your garden or other grassy area.

Plant description

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Callistemon 'Cheery Time' is a medium shrub (1.8m x 1.5m) with fine glossy leaves and bronze new growth. It has a lovely weeping habit and bright red brushes from spring to summer. The flowers are attractive to birds. Colourful new growth makes it a good hedging plant or a shapely specimen, and spectacular in a large container. Very frost tolerant, and good for coastal gardens.

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 autumn

Plant size

Maximum height: 1.8 metres
Minimum height: 1.5 metres

Maximum width: 1.5 metres
Minimum width: 1.5 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
High 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.

Soil pH: 5.5-7.0

Pests

Scale

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Any good fertiliser.

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