Crimson Bottlebrush
(Callistemon citrinus)

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Callistemon citrinus

Variable shrub, usually with arching branches. Leaves are lance-shaped, dark green in colour and grow to 10cm long. Flowers (5-15cm) are crimson red, grow in spikes and are produced in spring and summer. This plant grows to about 1.5-8m tall and wide.

Type
Native
Maintenance
Low
Water use
Moderate
Container
One
Size
Medium Trees & shrubs 3 - 7 metres
Root size
2.5 metres
Foliage
Deciduous
Zones
Arid interior, Semi-arid with winter rain, Moist temperate with warm summers, Winter rains with dry summers, Moist tropical, Semi-arid with summer rain, Moist temperate with hot summers
Shade levels
Full sun
Flowering seasons
Spring, Summer
Colours
Green, Red
Gardens
Backyard