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Callistemon 'Rose Opal' is a dwarf compact shrub which is great for smaller gardens. It has bright red bottle brush flowers, the best flush is in spring with more in summer and autumn. The flowers are loved by honey eating birds and insects. It is an excellent hardy and tolerant garden or tub specimen and can also be used for hedging. Will suit most soil types, and does well in full sun to part shade. Grows to a couple of metres tall and a metre wide. Prune back dead flowers to keep tidy if desired.
Flower colour: red
Flowering season: spring autumn
Maximum height: 1.8 metres
Minimum height: 1.5 metres
Maximum width: 1.5 metres
Minimum width: 1 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.
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: not specified.