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Scarlet Torch™ Bottlebrush

Callistemon rigidus 'RutCall' PP #23,848

Pronunciation: kal-LIS-tem-on RIG-ih-dus
SKU #04676
8-11

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OVERVIEW
Description Prolific, crimson-red bottlebrush-like flowers are sure to brighten the landscape. This new introduction from the University of Georgia has larger blooms than other varieties and a nice rounded habit. Ideal for minimal-care gardens, it maintains its compact size with little to no pruning. Evergreen.
Light Full sun
Watering Once established, water if very dry.
Blooms Spring to summer; longer in temperate regions
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 9 ft. tall, 12 ft. wide in 10 years.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, Waterwise, Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs, Compact Form
Growth Rate Moderate
Flower Attributes Flowers for Cutting, Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
Patent Act Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container, Hedge
Design Ideas This waterwise evergreen shrub or small tree makes a wonderful specimen or hedge in frost free areas. In northern climates, provides fantastic color to summer gardens. Trained as a small patio tree, use to accent shrub borders or feature in large patio tubs.
Flower Color Red
Foliage Color Gray-green
Companion Plants Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus); Agave (Agave); Euryops (Euryops); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Photinia (Photinia); Strawberry Tree (Arbutus)
CARE
Care Thrives in average, neutral to slightly acidic, well-drained soil; avoid alkaline soils. Benefits from winter protection in zone 8. Water deeply and regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency when established. Apply fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune to shape after flowering.
HISTORY
Lore The genus name Callistemon comes from the Greek words for beautiful (callis) and stamen (stemon) in reference to the flowers, which feature showy red stamens that encircle the stem in cylindrical spikes. Flowers are followed by small brown, button-like seed capsules.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-11

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