Callistemon salignus - willow bottlebrush, pink tips
Native white-flowering tree with papery bark and weeping habit; the new growth is bright red-pink giving this tree its common name. Nectar rich blossoms are ideal for wildlife gardens. Tolerates waterlogging and drought, tough in most frost-free climates. The parent plant of Great Balls of Fire.
Flowering images: Leonora Enking cropped to size.
Callistemon salignus, Melaleuca salicina - willow bottlebrush, pink tipsDESCRIPTION: Creamy-white small bottlebrush shaped flowers which fade to gold, and red-pink new leaf growth gives interest through the year. Bushy native tree with slightly weeping habit, that will grow into a single-trunk tree with papery white bark. Benefits from being pruned to shape while young, and after flowering.
USE IN: In native gardens, bog gardens and coastal landscapes to attract nectar feeding birds. Hard-prune for native hedging and informal mixed borders; or allow to grow naturally into a tall tree.
LOCATION: Plant in well drained soil in a full sun to partly shaded position in the garden. Tolerates drought and waterlogging once established. Not frost-hardy. Roots can be invasive when full-grown, so plant at least 10m from buildings if allowing plants to grow to full size.
CARE: Mulch and water regularly until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks. Prune after flowering and apply a slow release native fertiliser to promote healthy leaf and prolific blooms during the next flowering season.
HEIGHT & WIDTH: 10m H x 5m W as tree.
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. You can see an example in the image gallery
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