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Callistemon 'Hot Pink' (Bottlebrush)

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Plant description

Callistemon Hot Pink 3

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Callistemon 'Hot Pink' is a terrific bottlebrush shrub- with the brightest pink clusters of flowers and a great compact habit . It blooms prolifically in late spring and more lightly again in autumn, and will bring nectar loving birds to the garden. A very useful and pretty container plant or general garden shrub. Grows to a metre and a half high and a metre wide, so it can also be used for low hedging. Best in a sunny spot and will suit most soil types. Keep moist till established, after which it will be very easy care and waterwise. Trim after flowering to keep tidy if needed.

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: not specified

Plant size

Maximum height: 2 metres
Minimum height: 1.5 metres

Maximum width: 2 metres
Minimum width: 1.5 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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