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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.
Flower colour: red
Flowering season: spring autumn
Maximum height: 1.8 metres
Minimum height: 1.5 metres
Maximum width: 1.5 metres
Minimum width: 1.5 metres
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
High frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Birds, insects.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical.
Loam: dry, wet, moist, well-drained.
Clay: dry, wet, moist, well-drained.
Sand: dry, wet, moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 5.5-7.0
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: Any good fertiliser.