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Callistemon 'Happy Valley' (Bottlebrush)

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Helpful articles

Dealing with possums in the garden.

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

Combating too much rain - 8 top tips
. Tips for the gardener on how to cope with lots of rain.

Ground covers.

Plant description

Callistemon Happy Valley 1

Callistemon 'Happy Valley' is a large upright shrub to around 4 metres, with unusual and rather stunning bicoloured flower heads, with pink anthers and red stamens. A good feature or screen plant, and entices birds to visit the garden. Callistemons flower on new growth, so pruning will encourage flowering, and help to keep a dense plant habit. Grows on a wide range of soils, will tolerate wet soil as well as dry, and does well in sun or part shade.

Callistemon 'Happy Valley' comes from Stanthorpe in Queensland.

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

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: pink
Flowering season: spring autumn

Plant size

Maximum height: 4 metres
Minimum height: 3 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, 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: 6.0-7.5

Pests

Scale

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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