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Bottlebrush is a plant which belongs to the Callistemon (Bottlebrush) genus.

Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Pigment red and   Crimson. The mature flowers are of a brush & thistle form. Leaves appear approximately as a   Ao green and   Yellow-green

It is a flowering ornamental / flower that typically grows as an evergreen, which is defined as a plant that retains leaves throughout the year.

Bottlebrush is known for growing to a height of approximately 14.86 feet (that's 4.57 metres in metric) with a tree habit. This plant tends to bloom in late spring.

This plant is a great attractor for butterflies and birds, so if you are looking to attract wildlife Bottlebrush is a great choice.

Consider Pink, Pink champagne, Wilderness white, Mr foster and Rocky rambler to grow as they are very popular with home gardeners.

Australia is believed to be where Bottlebrush originates from.

Bottlebrush is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Bottlebrush have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Bottlebrush

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Sun

  • Medium

Remember when planting these or planting things around them that they have a natural herbicide that kills weeds and such.

Keep moist except for winter let them dry a bit to protect them from freezing. Avoid planting in wet areas as they are prone to root rot.

Propagation is by cuttings and seeds.1

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun / partial sun and remember to water moderately. Use Zone 9 - Zone 11 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Ensure your soil is loamy and sandy and has a ph of between 6.0 and 7.5 as Bottlebrush is a weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil loving plant. Keep in mind when planting that Bottlebrush is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures.

See our list of companion Plants for Bottlebrush to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Bottlebrush from seed

Sow from seeds collected from trees or make cuttings for planting slips. Keep moist.

Transplanting Bottlebrush

If transplanting from one position to another, place a marker on the plant indicating north and realign to the same aspect in its new position. This seems to improve survival rates.

Transplant slips after you see new growth appearing.

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Bottlebrush is a hardy plant.

Seed Saving Bottlebrush

collect seeds and keep in dry place. best stored in paper bags until ready.

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Other names for Bottlebrush

Callistemon, Bottle Brush Tree, Woodlanders bottlebrush

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