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Callistemon Bottlebrush
Callistemon Bottlebrush
Callistemon Bottlebrush
Callistemon Bottlebrush
Callistemon Bottlebrush
Callistemon Bottlebrush
Callistemon Bottlebrush
Callistemon Bottlebrush
Callistemon Bottlebrush
Callistemon Bottlebrush
Callistemon Bottlebrush
Callistemon Bottlebrush
Callistemon Bottlebrush
Callistemon Bottlebrush
Callistemon Bottlebrush

Callistemon 'Bottlebrush'

An unusual shrub grown in standard form with arching branches covered in tiny aromatic leaves that release a lemon scent when touched. During spring and summer these sun lovers will bloom with unique,…
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An unusual shrub grown in standard form with arching branches covered in tiny aromatic leaves that release a lemon scent when touched. During spring and summer these sun lovers will bloom with unique, fluffy red ‘bottle brush’ flowers that are delightfully tactile.
PLANT FEATURES
  • Max Height:150 cm
  • Max Spread:120 cm
  • Scented / Fragrant
  • Perfect In Pots
  • Plant In Sunshine
  • Protect From Frost
  • Easy To Grow
  • Wildlife Friendly
CARE INFORMATION

Top Tips

  • Callistemon will flower best when grown in full sun in moist but well drained soil in a sheltered position away from cold winds.
  • Outdoors, Callistemon (Bottlebrush) look great in mixed borders especially if combined with other drought tolerant plants such as salvias and lavenders.

Care Guide

Planting Advice for Callistemon Bottlebrush

  • Generally unfussy as to soil, poor soil benefits from the addition of plenty of organic matter.
  • Once established plants don't need special attention and are generally problem-free.
  • Pot-grown trees can be planted at any time of the year as long as the soil is not waterlogged or frozen.
  • Dig a square planting hole 3 x wider than the roots of the shrub you're planting and mix some well-rotted compost or manure with the soil from the hole and use this to re-fill once the shrub is in place.
  • Before planting soak container-grown shrubs thoroughly and allow to drain.
  • Remove your Callistemon from its pot and tease out a few of the roots.
  • Add Mycorrhizal fungi to the roots when planting to help plants establish quicker.
  • Place your tree in the hole at the same level at the pot, refill, firm, and water well.
  • Mulch around the base of the plant.
  • Plants can also be grown in a pot using a good quality soil-based compost.

Aftercare Advice for your Bottlebrush

  • Although drought-tolerant, Callistemon requires regular watering.
  • Feed with a general-purpose liquid feed in the growing season and top dress in the spring.
  • Callistemon can get out of hand under glass so restrictive pruning may be necessary to keep their shape.
  • Half-hardy in the UK, so in very exposed sites, a fleece cover and mulch will be required to see them safely through the winter, or potted plants can be moved to a cool conservatory or greenhouse.

Pruning Advice for Callistemon

  • Lightly prune after flowering to keep them under control, cutting just behind the spent bloom.
  • Callistemons in general don't like hard-pruning, so just remove spent flowerheads immediately after flowering, or trim new growth to maintain shape.
DELIVERY INFORMATION

Our experienced team at the nursery will always carefully package and send your plants nursery fresh in the perfect condition to thrive once you receive and plant them. Although most plants are extremely tough and will not be affected by all but the most extreme of weather conditions, we always avoid dispatching the most perishable plants if extreme frosts or heat is forecast. We also avoid dispatching orders over Bank Holiday weekends.

Please allow us 5 - 7 working days to dispatch your order. If you have ordered a 'pre-order' item, these will be sent out as soon as possible after the quoted dispatch date and we generally ship your entire order with any pre-ordered items. Once your order has been dispatched, we will send you an email with details on how you can track it.

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Size Guide
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Tray Of 120 Plugs
Small Plugs

Size:
Height 4-6cm

Ease:
Easy

Grow On?:
Yes

Tray Of 60 Plugs
Medium Plugs

Size:
Height 5-7cm

Ease:
Easy

Grow On?:
Yes

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Plugs

Size:
Height 8-12cm

Ease:
Easy

Grow On?:
Yes

Jumbo Plugs
Plugs

Size:
Height 10-20cm

Ease:
Easy

Grow On?:
Yes

Garden Ready
Garden Ready

Size:
Height 14-20cm

Ease:
Easiest

Grow On?:
Not Necessary

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