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Callistemon 'Firebrand' (Bottlebrush)

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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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Plant description

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Callistemon 'Firebrand' is a low spreading bottlebrush, dense and fast growing. A great plant for rockeries and steep banks, median strips and for municipal plantings.  Also good as a low hedge. It has red brush flowers which attract loads of birds and other nectar feeders. Suits most soil types. Prune after flowering to encourage a dense habit.

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: 0.8 metres
Minimum height: 0.5 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 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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