Plant Finder


Callistemon salignus Great Balls Of Fire

Code / Description
Add to List
Code / Description
Size: 25cm
Available: 6
$/Unit (EX GST): $23.31 ex GST
$/Unit (INC GST): $25.64 inc GST
Size: 25cm
Available: 15
$/Unit (EX GST): $26.25 ex GST
$/Unit (INC GST): $28.88 inc GST
Botanical Name: Common Names:
Callistemon salignus Great Balls Of Fire White Bottlebrush, Willow Bottlebrush,

Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Shrubs Dense

Dense compact habit with intense red hues of its emerging new growth. Growing to a height of 1.75m and a spread of 1.5m, this plant is ideal as a hedge (plant 50cm apart) with impact. Great Balls of Fire shows extreme resilience to a wide variety of climatic conditions, and its easy to grow and low maintenance requirements. Great native hedge.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
1-2m 1-2m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Any, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Hedging / Screening, Low Water Garden, Rockery, Tropical Garden, Wind Break, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Select a sunny location in most soil types that are well draining. Regular pruning to shape, and being fed with a slow release fertiliser formulated for natives in spring is all that’s required to keep this plant looking it’s best in your garden. Flowers can occur, but typically do not in situations where the plant is pruned to shape. For hedging space plants up to 50cm apart. Information and images courtesy of Plants Management Australia.

Plant Care
Keep moist during dry periods, Low phosphorus slow release fertiliser, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Myrtaceae Australia

Foliage Colour: Green, Red
Flower Colour: White
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: High
Frost: Moderate
Wind: High