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Callistemon 'Firebrand' (Bottlebrush)

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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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