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Callistemon 'Genoa Glory' (Bottlebrush)

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Plant description

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Callistemon Genoa Glory

Callistemon 'Genoa Glory' is a compact and low maintenance shrub with gem-like purple-pink bottlebrush flowers in spring and autumn, which attract honey eating birds and insects. It works well in most garden situations, from dry to wet and on most soil types. It grows with a single trunk or multi-stemmed, with light papery bark with dense grey-green foliage. Plant as a showy specimen or in groups, around pools or for screening; in streetscapes and open parkland. Prune to shape for hedging and to encourage more flowering. Best in a sunny spot, but can take half shade, frost tolerant.

Further reading: Hedges and Pruning a hedge in 7 steps (articles written by horticulturalist Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: purple
Flowering season: spring summer autumn winter

Plant size

Maximum height: 2.5 metres
Minimum height: 1.5 metres

Maximum width: 2 metres
Minimum width: 1.2 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.

Pests

Scale

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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