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Callistemon 'Mary McKillop' (Bottlebrush)

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Helpful articles

How to prune a hedge in 7 simple steps. This article explains how to prune a hedge in 7 simple steps.

Angus's Top Gum Trees for Gardens. Angus Stewart's list of the best gum trees (Eucalyptus, Corymbia and Angophora) for Australian gardens.

Growing kangaroo paws (Anigozanthos) in your garden. Learn how to grow kangaroo paws (Anigozanthos) in your garden. Article written by native gardening expert Angus Stewart.

Fertilisers. Learn all about fertilisers, the different varieties and their applications.

Plant description

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Callistemon Mary McKillop

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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