Who could resist touching the fluffy red cylindrical flower heads that drip from the branches of this evergreen shrub during late spring and summer? Not many. But this native of Australia has more going for it than just its 'stroke me' qualities.;;The tiny leaves that cover its arching branches release a delicious lemony scent when brushed, and its arching branches provide all year round interest.;Wherever you plant it its perfect as specimen in the lawn, grown against a wall or fence, or planted in large pots. A real sun lover, give it the brightest spot possible. You need to water a bottlebrush for its first season, but when established plants are extremely drought tolerant. Despite heralding from warmer climes this plant is incredibly tough and will easily cope with temperatures down to -50�C. Protect it in harder winters by covering with fleece or grow in pots so it can be moved indoors (a shed, front porch, garage or conservatory would be ideal).
This unique exotic 'bottlebrush plant' has the most eye-catching fluffy red cylindrical flower heads during late spring and summer - hence the name!
It produces the most delicious lemony citrus scent as you brush past it - a scent much different to other common plants in the garden.
It's a very versatile plant and perfect as specimen in the lawn, against a wall or fence, or stunning planted in large pots as a tropical feature on the patio.
Callistemon will grow to about 1m tall, is extremely drought tolerant and is even winter hardy to -5C in the UK making it a fantastic low maintenance plant for any size garden.
Supplied as an established 3 year old plant in a 2.5L pot approx. 50-60cm tall already, ready to plant out or re-pot.