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Ceratopetalum 'Alberys Red' is a proven performer. An outstanding form of NSW Christmas Bush, it has very bright red flowers just in time for Christmas, on a compact large shrub to small tree. The flowers are great for cutting for long lasting bunches for Christmas decoration. Prune about 30% off the plant, straight after flowering to encourage a more dense growth habit. A great feature plant and cut flower, growing to around 5 metres tall. It needs a good well drained sandy to loamy soil, in sun or dappled shade. Best in temperate to subtropical climates. Tolerates light frost.
Flower colour: red
Flowering season: summer
Maximum height: 5 metres
Minimum height: 5 metres
Maximum width: 2 metres
Minimum width: 2 metres
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical.
Loam: moist, well-drained.
Clay: not suitable.
Sand: moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 5-6.5
Leaf-curling psyllids, scale
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: any.
Types of fertiliser: not specified.