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Callistemon 'Dawson River Weeper' (Bottlebrush)

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Plant description

Callistemon Dawson River Weeper 1

callistemon 'Dawson River Weeper' is a large shrub to small tree with a lovely weeping habit. It has profuse flowering in spring with a follow up in autumn, and birds love the nectar laden bright red flowers. This a great screening plant for a variety of climates and soil types, and makes a good natural hedge if unpruned. Responds well to pruning to size as well. Mulch the plant to keep weed growth in check, and to feed the soil and keep it moist. Frost and drought tolerant once established.

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: 6 metres
Minimum height: 5 metres

Maximum width: 4 metres
Minimum width: 3 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.

Soil pH: 5.5-7.0

Pests

Scale

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.

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