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Callistemon 'Cherry Time' (Bottlebrush)

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Plant description

callikstemon cherry time 1

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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