• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slowly reaches just 3 ft. tall, 5 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Flowering Waterwise Shrub
    Blooms:
    Spring to summer; intermittently in mild climates.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:kal-LIS-tem-on si-TRI-nus
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:8, 9, 12 - 28
    Growth habit:Round
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slowly reaches just 3 ft. tall, 5 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Blue-green
    Blooms:Spring to summer; intermittently in mild climates.
    Flower color:Red
    Garden styleMediterranean, Rustic
    Design IdeasWith its lower spreading habit, this hummingbird magnet fits into any garden. Use as a foundation cover-up in drought-resistant gardens or as middle-of-the-border accent plants. Line up several for a hedge or mass them like groundcover in very hot planting areas where other plants wilt. Ideal for desert landscapes.
    Companion PlantsAgave (Agave); Aloe (Aloe); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Echeveria (Echeveria); Sedum (Sedum)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in average, lightly acidic, well-drained soil; avoid alkaline soils. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Drought tolerant in coastal areas. Apply fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune to shape after flowering.Pruning time: summer after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.

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