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Callistemon 'Ted Knight' (Bottlebrush)

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Plant description

callistemon ted knight 002

callistemon ted knight 001

This is one of the few white flowered bottlebrush available for gardeners. It is an upright shrub that flowers profusely in spring and then flowers again in summer and autumn with this repeat flowering being another useful attribute. It can be grown as a feature or screen plant but can also be trimmed into a formal hedge. It is an extremely adaptable plant that will thrive in most soil types and should be lightly trimmed immediately after flowering.

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

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: White
Flowering season: spring summer autumn

Scent

No

Plant size

Maximum height: 3 metres
Minimum height: 1.5 metres

Maximum width: 1.5 metres
Minimum width: 1 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Birds and insects.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical, arid.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, wet, moist, well-drained.

Clay: dry, wet, moist, well-drained.

Sand: dry, wet, moist, well-drained.

Soil pH: 5.5-6.5

Pests

Webbing caterpillars

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: spring and autumn.

Types of fertiliser: General purpose.

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