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Matthew Flinders is a fabulous dwarf bottlebrush, growing to just under a metre tall and half a metre wide, with dark red flowers and attractive mid-green foliage. A great flowering callistemon, it has a main flush of flowers in late winter to spring, and will further spot flower through the year. Honey eating birds, butterflies and insects will be attracted to the abundant nectar. A great rockery, container plant or general garden shrub. This plant is naturally dense, so is great for low maintenance gardens. Remove the old flowers if desired, as this will encourage fresh new growth and more flowering.
Flower colour: red
Flowering season: spring summer autumn winter
Maximum height: 0.75 metres
Minimum height: 1 metres
Maximum width: 0.5 metres
Minimum width: 0.5 metres
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: birds, butterflies, insects.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical.
Loam: dry, wet, moist, well-drained.
Clay: dry, wet, moist, well-drained.
Sand: dry, wet, moist, well-drained.
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.