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Callistemon 'Kings Park Special' (Bottlebrush)

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Plant description

Callistemon Kings Park Special 1

Kings park Special is one of the best bottlebrushes, free flowering with trusses of large bright red flowers. It is a dense grower, with a lightly weeping habit, making it a good feature, hedge or screen plant. Can be grown on a wide range of soil types, in sun or part shade.

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: 4 metres
Minimum height: 3 metres

Maximum width: 3 metres
Minimum width: 2.5 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, butterflies, 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: Good general purpose fertiliser.

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