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Callistemon 'Mauve Mist' (Bottlebrush)

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Plant description

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Callistemon 'Mauve Mist' is a compact, dense growing shrub with mauve pink bottlebrush flowers in spring and summer. An unusual colour for bottlebrush, the flowers grow in clusters on the stem ends, and like all callistemons, attract loads of bird life to the garden. An excellent hardy plant, does well through frost, drought and poorly drained soils.  A great feature or screen plant, and a nice informal hedging candidate.

Further reading: Hedges and Pruning a hedge in 7 steps (articles written by horticulturalist Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: mauve
Flowering season: spring summer autumn

Scent

The flowers are honey scented

Plant size

Maximum height: 3 metres
Minimum height: 2 metres

Maximum width: 3 metres
Minimum width: 2 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.

Soil pH: 5.5-7.5

Diseases

Myrtle rust

Pests

Scale

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.

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