Callistemon citrinus 'Splendens'
crimson bottlebrush 'Splendens'
'Splendens' is a lax medium-sized evergreen shrub with slender arching branches clothed with narrow, rather stiff leaves, and bearing bright crimson bottlebrush-like flower spikes 15cm in length near the shoot tips
Ultimate height4–8 metres
Time to ultimate height10–20 years
Ultimate spread2.5–4 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained
Colour & scent
- Full sun
South–facing or West–facing
- Native to the UK
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
- Name status
How to grow
Grow in a sheltered position in full sun with a moist but well-drained soil
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Mediterranean climate plants
- City and courtyard gardens
- Patio and container plants
- Wall side borders
May be susceptible to scale insect, mealy bug and glasshouse red spider mite
May be susceptible to honey fungus
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