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Callistemon 'Mary McKillop' (Bottlebrush)

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Plant description

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A dense lightly weeping medium shrub with glossy leaves and lettuce green new growth. Plant as specimens or groups in gardens or streetscapes, as hedges, and looks spectacular in a large tub. A dense plantation along a boundary or for screening will give a brilliant flowering display over many months, and supply a constant flush of nectar for honeyeaters.

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: 2.5 metres
Minimum height: 2 metres

Maximum width: 2 metres
Minimum width: 1 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.

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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