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Callistemon 'Mount Drummer' (Bottlebrush)

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Plant description

callistemon mount drummer 002

callistemon mount drummer 001

Callistemon 'Mount Drummer' is a relatively compact shrub with brilliant purplish bottlebrush heads in profusion in spring and summer. It is hardy and frost resistant. A great screening plant, and can be used for hedging if pruned regularly to maintain compact growth. Reaches to round 3 metres tall, and is a vigorous grower.

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

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: purple
Flowering season: spring

Plant size

Maximum height: 3 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 not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: nectar feeding birds.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical, arid.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, wet, moist, well-drained.

Clay: dry, wet, moist, well-drained.

Sand: dry, wet, moist, well-drained.

Soil pH: 5.5-6.5

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: General purpose.

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