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Best Australian natives for pots & small gardens. The trend towards smaller gardens has inspired the plant lovers in the nursery industry to respond with an ever-increasing range of Australian plants that will delight those who want to attract birds and butterflies and bring a little bit of the bush onto their balconies. From banksias to bottlebrush there are plants that will add colour and texture to provide year round interest.
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.
Flower colour: mauve
Flowering season: spring summer autumn
The flowers are honey scented
Maximum height: 3 metres
Minimum height: 2 metres
Maximum width: 3 metres
Minimum width: 2 metres
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: birds, 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.
Soil pH: 5.5-7.5
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.