Callistemon salignus 'Perth Pink' (Bottlebrush)

Callistemon Perth Pink 200 mm
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Callistemon salignus 'Perth Pink' (Bottlebrush)

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Callistemons commonly called bottlebrush plants because their foliage looks like a bottle brush are gorgeous and versatile native plants. This icon of the Australian home garden brings colour and native birds to the garden. They thrive in both warm and cooler temperatures. Once fully established, these plants are also fairly drought and frost tolerant, and do not get affected by pests or diseases, making this an extremely hardy and easy plant for your garden. 

'Perth Pink' produce a gorgeous abundance of pink flowers during spring and autumn. The new leaf growth also has pink hues. This is an excellent hardy and easy to grow hedge or screen that grows to 2-4 m in height. The plant looks beautiful left to grow to its natural habit or can be neatly pruned to give a tidy look. The ideal time for pruning is after blooms have finished.

Light requirement: Full Sun and Part sun/part shade

Water requirement: Medium

Watering frequency:

Soil: Well draining native mix is the best; however, they can also tolerate a range of soil types from sand to moist clay and is an excellent option where the soil has too much clay for natives such as banksias and grevilleas.

Skill level: Beginner

Growth rate: Intermediate

Suitable for containers: Yes

More info: Callistemons do not need much fertiliser - applying once in spring and in autumn would suffice. For abundant flowering, use a fertiliser low in phosphorus that is specifically formulated for Australian natives.

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Drought tolerance: High

Frost tolerance: Medium

Wind tolerance: Medium

Disease and pest susceptibility: Generally trouble free

Mature height: 3 m

Mature width: 1.5 m

Suitable for shaping: Yes

Colour: Green with pink hues in new growth

Variegation: No

Size: Small/medium

Seasonality: Evergreen

Flowering: Yes; profuse/bright display

Flower colour: Pink

Flower fragrant: No

Flowering season: Spring and autumn

Fruit: Insignificant

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