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Callistemon 'Pink Alma' (Bottlebrush)

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Bio Pools. Bio pools or Natural Swimmming Pools are an attractive & environmentally-friendly alternative to traditional swimming pools.

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Plant description

Callistemon Pink Alma 1

Callistemon 'Pink Alma' is a well-branched compact shrub that flowers profusely in spring and again in autumn. The flowers are a lovely bright shade of pink, which fade, giving an interesting two tone look. The blloms are nectar rich for birds. The branches are slightly weeping, regular pruning will encourage a dense habit. A good hardy plant which suits most soil types. Good for full sun or part shade.

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

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: pink
Flowering season: spring autumn

Plant size

Maximum height: 1.5 metres
Minimum height: 1.5 metres

Maximum width: 1.5 metres
Minimum width: 1.5 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: 5.5-7.0

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.

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