Pot Size: 9cm
Plant Height (Inc. Pot): 10-20cm
Characteristics: Evergreen shrubs, prolific crimson-red flowers like brushes, aromatic spiked foliage, drought resistant, attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Growth & Spread: Height 2m - 2.5m, Spread 1.5m - 2.5m
Flourishing Season: Blooms in spring with a second bloom in autumn
Water & Maintenance: Regular watering required when young, low maintenance once established
Callistemon Red Cluster ‘Bottlebrush’ are evergreen shrubs with vigorous and upright growing habit. These dense shrubs are unique in the shape of their flowers and foliage. They bloom prolific cylindrical shaped crimson-red flowers resembling a bottle brush. Vibrant red flowers attract birds and bees as their beautiful prominent red stamens are just irresistible and healthy source of nectar.
Red Cluster Bottlebrush plants are ideal for shrub borders, courtyards and many other exotic gardens. Their spiked soft textured leaves grow on arching or weeping stems, adding a soft contrast to the red clusters of flowers.
These evergreen shrubs bloom flowers profusely in spring followed by a second bloom in autumn. Red Cluster Bottlebrush plants will bring vivid colours in different seasons, providing year-round interest to your garden.
They prefer moderately fertile, moist soil and lots of sunlight. Young plants will need regular watering in addition to a top quality granular or liquid fertilizer. Pruning off stray shoots in spring will be necessary to keep the shape neat and tidy.
Avoid planting Red Cluster Bottlebrush near the entrance of the garden since they attract honey bees. These plants are quite appealing to native birds, making them a robust important highlight in a garden.
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