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Callistemon 'Edna Walling Scarlet Willow' (Bottlebrush)

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Plant description

Callistemon Edna Walling Scarlet Willow

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Callistemon 'Scarlet Willow' is a graceful soft-foliaged large shrub with pinky-tan new growth and a weeping habit. It has soft red-pink bottlebrush flowers in spring and autumn, good for attracting birds. A colourful shapely specimen or street tree, ideal for group planting in larger sites beside water features and for soft graceful screening. Does well in moist to well drained soils in full sun to part shade. Withstands light frosts and coastal conditions. For cool to warm climates.

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Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: red
Flowering season: spring autumn

Plant size

Maximum height: 3 metres
Minimum height: 2.5 metres

Maximum width: 2 metres
Minimum width: 2 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.

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: not specified.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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