Callistemon Silver Cloud - lemon bottlebrushBack in stock: NOW
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Compact garden-friendly form of Callistemon pallidus, smaller all-around and with a soft colour palette. Happy in clay soils, coastal gardens, soggy spots - and if you struggle with bottlebrush frost-hardiness, give this one a try. It's reputed to be more cold-tolerant than most. We love Silver Cloud for its unusual yellow flowers, gentle leaf colour, cold tolerance
Callistemon pallidus, Melaleuca pallida' Silver Cloud' - lemon bottlebrushAPPEARANCE : Bushy native shrub with silvery-grey foliage, plum-coloured new leaf growth; golden-yellow fragrant small bottlebrush-shaped flowers in spring-summer. Silver Cloud is about 2/3 the size overall of the parent species form C. pallidus, which occurs in the wild from TAS along to VIC and up to southern QLD.
USE IN: In native gardens, wildlife gardens, coastal landscapes. Perfect for informal native hedging .
LOCATION: Plant in well drained soil, preferably neutral to acid pH, in full sun to part shade in the garden. Happy in clay; and the parent plant grows in wet locations. Frost tolerant once established.
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. Give it a clip all over after flowering to shape the plant and encourage new growth.
HEIGHT & WIDTH: 1.5 - 1.8 m H x 1.2 - 1.5 m W.
YOUR PLANTS: These plants are tubestock 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.
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