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Australian Native Orchids. Native orchids range from the spectacular epiphytic (growing on trees) and lithophytic (growing on rocks) species of the tropical jungles and warmer areas of Australia, to the intricately subtle terrestrial (growing in the ground) species found throughout the dry eucalypts forests throughout the continent.
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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.
Flower colour: red
Flowering season: spring autumn
Maximum height: 6 metres
Minimum height: 5 metres
Maximum width: 4 metres
Minimum width: 3 metres
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is not 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: Good general purpose fertiliser.