• 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 'Perth Pink'

bottlebrush 'Perth Pink'

bottlebrush 'Perth Pink'


  • Other common names bottlebrush 'Perth Pink'

  • Synonyms Callistemon citrinus 'Perth Pink'
    Callistemon pearsonii 'Perth Pink'

  • 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 'Perth Pink' is a compact, bushy shrub with narrow, mid-green, leathery, aromatic leaves that are pink when young. Bright pink bottlebrush flowers up to 10cm long are produced in spring and autumn


  • 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)




  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered


  • Loam


  • Clay


  • Sand


  • MoistureMoist but well-drained

  • SoilLoam, Clay, Sand

  • pHAcid, Neutral


  • Ultimate height 1.5-2.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread 1.5-2.5 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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