Callistemon ‘Betka Beauty’ – Bottlebrush

A compact single or multi-stemmed shrub with papery bark and fresh light green foliage with bright red bottlebrush flowers. Plant as a specimen or in groups, around pools or for screening; in streetscapes and open parkland. Grows to around 2 metres tall and a metre and a half wide, and responds beautifully to pruning. Likes moist clay to sandy loam soils, and tolerates frost and dry spells once established. The flowers attract honey eaters.

Family : Myrtaceae
Cultivar Name: Betka Beauty
Plant Type : Large shrub
Width : 1.5
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer
Soil Type : Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage, Weeping
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage, Boggy poorly drained
Special Uses : Street tree, Erosion control, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Callistemon
Common Name : Bottlebrush
Height : 2
Flower Color : Red
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects