Pronunciation: kal-LIS-tem-on si-TRI-nus
|Description||A wonderfully carefree evergreen shrub with masses of showy, scarlet, bottle brush-shaped flowers. A very dramatic accent, hedge or screen plant with leathery gray-green foliage that provides year-round interest. Tolerates poor soils, heat and mild drought when established.|
|Watering||Once established, water if very dry.|
|Blooms||Spring to summer; longer in temperate regions|
|Mature Size||Reaches 10 to 12 ft. tall and wide in 10 years; slightly larger with age.|
|Special Features||Easy Care, Waterwise, Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs|
|Flower Attributes||Flowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Hedge, Privacy Screen|
|Companion Plants||Strawberry Tree (Arbutus); Euryops (Euryops); African Iris (Dietes); Sedum (Sedum); Aloe (Aloe); Agave (Agave); Echeveria (Echeveria)|
|Care||Thrives in average, lightly acidic, well-drained soil; avoid alkaline soils. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. More drought tolerant in coastal areas; less tolerant in hot, arid regions. Apply fertilizer in early spring. Prune to shape after flowering.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-11
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.