• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Callistemon 'Mauve Mist'

bottlebrush 'Mauve Mist'

  • Other common names bottlebrush 'Mauve Mist'

  • Synonyms Callistemon citrinus 'Mauve Mist'

  • Family Myrtaceae

  • Genus Callistemon are evergreen shrubs with aromatic, linear to lance-shaped leaves and bottlebrush-like spikes of flowers in which the long colourful stamens are prominent

  • Details 'Mauve Mist' is a spreading, evergreen shrub with short, narrow, mid-green, leathery leaves, tapered at each end. Mauve-pink flowers, fading with age, are produced in 10cm long bottlebrushes in summer

Characteristics

  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Bushy

  • Fragrance Leaf

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H2

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Loam

    Loam

  • Clay

    Clay

  • Sand

    Sand

  • MoistureMoist but well-drained

  • SoilLoam, Clay, Sand

  • pHAcid, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height 2.5-4 metres

  • Ultimate spread 2.5-4 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 5-10 years

How to grow

Cultivation Under glass, grow in loam-based potting compost in full light with good ventilation. Outdoors, in milder areas, grow in a very sheltered position in full sun with a moist but well-drained, acid to neutral soil

Propagation Propagate from semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types Wall-side Borders City & Courtyard Gardens Mediterranean Climate Plants Patio & Container Plants

How to care

Pruning Pruning group 8; tolerates hard pruning and may need restrictive pruning under glass

Pests Can get glasshouse red spider mite, mealybugs and scale insects under glass

Diseases Generally disease free

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