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Callistemon 'Purple Splendour' (Bottlebrush)

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Plant description

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Callistemon 'Purple Splendour' is a relatively compact bottlebrush with brilliant purple flower heads in profusion in spring with a follow up flowering in autumn. The new growth is a soft pink colour. It is a hardy, adaptable plant, and is a very easy care plant. Naturally open in habit, prune regularly to encourage more dense growth and more flowers. Good for coastal plantings, dry as well as boggy soils, and tolerates light frosts. Honey loving birds adore bottle brush flowers.

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 autumn

Plant size

Maximum height: 3 metres
Minimum height: 2 metres

Maximum width: 3 metres
Minimum width: 1.5 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is 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.

Pests

Scale

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.

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