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Scarlet Bottlebrush

Callistemon citrinus

Pronunciation: kal-LIS-tem-on si-TRI-nus
SKU #01435

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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.
Light Full sun
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.
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, Waterwise, Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Rounded
Flower Attributes Flowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
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.

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