Scarlet Bottlebrush
(Callistemon rugulosus)

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Callistemon rugulosus

Medium sized, hardy, evergreen shrub. Leaves are light green in colour. Bottle-brush scarlet red flowers are observed from late spring to summer. Callistemon rugulosus grows to a height of about 1m and a width of 2m. Plants grown in full sun produce the best flowers. Plants can be lightly pruned after flowering to keep them in shape.

Type
Native
Container
One
Size
Medium Trees & shrubs 3 - 7 metres
Root size
2.5 metres
Foliage
Deciduous
Zones
Semi-arid with winter rain, Moist temperate with warm summers, Winter rains with dry summers, Moist temperate with hot summers
Soils
Sandy, Loam, Clay
Tolerances
Wind
Regions
Water efficient plants, Subtropical Garden, Backyard Garden
Shade levels
Full sun
Flowering seasons
Spring, Winter, Summer
Colours
Red, Green
Gardens
Native Garden, Habitat plants