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Callistemon 'Summer Days' (Bottlebrush)

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Best Australian natives for pots & small gardens. The trend towards smaller gardens has inspired the plant lovers in the nursery industry to respond with an ever-increasing range of Australian plants that will delight those who want to attract birds and butterflies and bring a little bit of the bush onto their balconies. From banksias to bottlebrush there are plants that will add colour and texture to provide year round interest.

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Plant description

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Callistemon 'Summer Days' is a small arching free flowering shrub with dense foliage and reddish new growth. The dark red brushes open in late spring and continue through summer, flowering much later than other small bottlebrushes. Use as low hedging or specimen planting mixed with other shrubs or beneath taller screening plants. An adaptable plant for wet areas to dry soils, and also coastal gardens. Likes a sunny spot, and tolerates frost. Grows to around a metre tall and wide, and pruning after flowering will encourage more, and will help to increase the plant density.

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: 0.9 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 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.

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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