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Callistemon 'Endeavour' (Bottlebrush)

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DIY Australian landscaping. Read this informative article and learn how to create a uniquely Australian landscape or garden.

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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.

Grevilleas. Learn all about grevilleas from native plant expert Angus Stewart.

Plant description

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Callistemon 'Endeavour' is one of the best red bottlebrushes on an erect but compact shrub. Very large flowerheads that birds and other nectar lovers adore, from spring, summer through to autumn. A very adaptable plant, great for screening and for hedging as well as general planting in the garden. Handles boggy soils well, and is frost and drought tolerant and can do well in coastal planting. A very versatile and useful shrub.

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 summer autumn

Plant size

Maximum height: 3 metres
Minimum height: 2 metres

Maximum width: 3 metres
Minimum width: 2 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: birds and 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: 5.5-7.5

Diseases

Myrtle rust

Pests

Scale, caterpillars

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.

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