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Callistemon 'Silver Cloud' is well named for the lovely silvery leaf colour on a dense rounded cloud shaped plant to 2 metres high and wide. The new growth is purplish, and it has masses of lemon bottlebrush flowers in spring and summer, which will bring the added bonus of birdlife to the garden. A lovely small specimen for narrow screening or hedging; plant in multiples as a background or edging for water areas. Prune back after flowering to encourage a more compact growth habit. Frost and drought tolerant, suits sun or part shade, and for most soil types.
Flower colour: yellow
Flowering season: spring summer autumn
Maximum height: 2 metres
Minimum height: 1.5 metres
Maximum width: 1.5 metres
Minimum width: 1.2 metres
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is 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: Good general purpose.