Callistemon FirebrandBack in stock: NOW
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Neat little ground cover bottlebrush with dark deep red flowers, which open in a distinctive conical fashion from bottom to top. Perfect for exposed steep slopes, rockeries, and pots; citrinus callistemons also grow in swamps and riverbanks in the wild so it should perform ok in wetter soils too. Hardy and low maintenance.
We can't ship this product to South Australia, Tasmania, or Western Australia for biosecurity reasons.Image: Melburnian (Own work (digital photograph by author)) GFDL or CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Callistemon citrinus 'Firebrand'DESCRIPTION: Evergreen native ground cover with red brush flowers through the warmer months of the year. Flowers are a dark red, and appear deeper in colour from the black pollen tips at each stamen.
USE IN: Ideal planted on steep embankments for erosion control, planted through rockeries and pots. Attracts bees, birds and nectar feeding insects to your garden.
LOCATION: Full sun to part shade. Suits most soil types. Tolerates moderate drought and frost once established.
CARE: Mulch and water well during the first 12 weeks or until the plant is established. Apply a native slow release fertiliser during spring for maximum flowering and new growth. Prune after flowering to promote a tidy growth habit.
HEIGHT & WIDTH: 0.5 - 0.8 m H x 2 - 3 m W.
YOUR PLANTS: These plants are tube-stock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide
We can't ship this product to South Australia, Tasmania, or Western Australia for biosecurity reasons.