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Callistemon viminalis Red Alert

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B11, Indoor, A8
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B11, Indoor, A8
Size: 14cm
Available: 41
$/Unit (EX GST): $7.61 ex GST
$/Unit (INC GST): $8.37 inc GST
Botanical Name: Common Names:
Callistemon viminalis Red Alert Weeping Bottlebrush, Creek Bottlebrush, KPS38,

Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Deciduous

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

Red Alert™ Callistemon is a unique Bottlebrush with vivid new red growth for two months in autumn and two months in spring, and lighter new red growth for more months. It’s a native alternative to Photinia that requires less pruning, is very drought and frost tolerant. It thrives in windy situations and suits most soil types. Size: 2-2.4m H x 1.5-2m W Unpruned; 500mm-2m H x 400mm-1.5m W pruned.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
2-4m 1-2m

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

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Habitat, Hedging / Screening, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Rockery, Topiary / Espalier, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Water as required for 8-13 weeks until established. Plant in a well mulched garden (chunky mulch is recommended). If required use slow release fertiliser in spring. Prune to shape 1-3 times a year after red new growth (this depends on your requirements, more frequent pruning will provide a tidier hedge/shape). Where it works: QLD, NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS, SA & WA.

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: Pink
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring
Fruit: Insignificant

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