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Callistemon 'Rosy Morn' (Bottlebrush)

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Plant description

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Callistemon Rosy Morn

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Callistemon 'Rosy Morn' is a dense compact shrub with grey-green, purple-tinged foliage and purple-pink bottlebrush flowers. Birds love the abundant nectar produced by the flowers. Useful for low hedging requiring only minimal pruning, or specimen planting mixed with other shrubs or beneath taller screening plants. A strikingly handsome container plant. Likes a well drained to moist soil, clay loam to sandy. Full sun to part shade, in cool temperate to subtropical climates. Tolerant of frost and coastal conditions.

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

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: red
Flowering season: spring autumn

Plant size

Maximum height: 1 metres
Minimum height: 0.6 metres

Maximum width: 1.2 metres
Minimum width: 1 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.

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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