Slow growing shrub. Low mound easily maintained by occasional pruning. Leaves are narrow and bluish grey-green in colour. Flowers are produced in late winter to autumn and are bright red in colour. Fruits are enclosed in brown capsules which persist for several years. Likes moisture, but can withstand drought. Like other Callistemons, it attracts hummingbirds.
Small shrubs 0.5 - 3 metres
Semi-arid with winter rain,
Moist temperate with warm summers,
Winter rains with dry summers,
Semi-arid with summer rain,
Moist temperate with hot summers