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Callistemon 'Four Seasons' (Bottlebrush)

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Native Annuals and Perennials. Australian annual and perennial plants can be used to create excitement in your garden as they are quick growing, usually very floriferous and because they are relatively temporary they can be replaced on a regular basis to add something new each year.

DIY Retaining Walls. Learn about building a retaining wall for your garden. This article explains your options.

Attracting fauna to your garden. This article explains how you can attract native australian wildlife to your garden.

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

Plant description

Callistemon Four Seasons

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Callistemon 'Four Seasons' is a dense medium sized shrub with a low branching habit and pendulous foliage. The distinguishing feature of this bottlebrush is its huge bunches of crimson-pink brushes throughout the year, which will please visiting birds who will feed on the nectar laden flowers. Plant for compact hedging, screening or in a planting mixed with other shrubs or beneath taller screening plants. A very nice bottlebrush, very adaptable to most gardens from cool temperate to subtropical. Can take dry or wet conditions as well as light frost.

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 winter

Plant size

Maximum height: 2 metres
Minimum height: 1.8 metres

Maximum width: 1.8 metres
Minimum width: 0.15 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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