Red Bottlebrush
(Callistemon 'Mary Mackillop')

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Callistemon 'Mary Mackillop'

Versatile shrub with an upright habit of 2-2.5m high and 1.5 metres wide with ends of stems weeping but not pendulous. This plant will do better with good watering particularly if planted in sand, in addition to mulching. Red flowers are produced in spring and summer. This plant is a nectar and seed source for birds.

Type
Native
Maintenance
Medium
Water use
Moderate
Lifecycle
Perennial
Container
One
Size
Small shrubs 0.5 - 3 metres
Root size
2.5 metres
Foliage
Evergreen
Zones
Arid interior, 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
Soils
Sandy, Loam, Clay
Tolerances
Wind
Regions
Habitat plants, Yarra Valley Water plants, Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show 2011
Shade levels
Sun/shade
Flowering seasons
Spring, Summer
Colours
Red
Gardens
Subtropical