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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
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
C. pallidus is an erect or spreading evergreen shrub, 2-4m high, with numerous slender branches. The young shoots are silvery or red and covered in silky hairs, as well as narrowly-elliptic, grey-green or dark green, leaves up to 10cm long. Cream or pale yellow flowers, in semi-open "bottlebrush" spikes 10cm long, appear from late spring to midsummer, followed by woody fruit capsules which may persist for several years
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
Time to ultimate height
Grow in full sun in moderately fertile, freely-draining but moisture-retentive neutral or acidic soil; under glass grow in loam-based compost (John Innes No. 2)
Propagate by seed, sown onto moist compost at 16-18ºC, in spring, or by heeled semi-ripe cuttings of lateral shoots in late summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Wall-side Borders Hedging & Screens Low Maintenance
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Coastal Mediterranean Climate Plants
Pruning Pruning group 1 (little or no pruning of trees and shrubs)
Pests May be affected by glasshouse red spider mite, mealybugs, and scale insects, especially under glass
Generally disease free
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