Callistemon ‘Hot Pink’ – Bottlebrush


A lovely clear pink flowering bottlebrush, which forms a very compact rounded shrub that flowers prolifically in late spring and more lightly again in autumn. Great rockery, container plant or general garden shrub, and for informal hedging. It grows to around a metre and a half wide and high, and responds well to pruning to keep it even more compact. It can be cut back hard to renovate it if needed, as there are dormant buds in the trunk and stems. Suits a wide range of conditions. Attracts nectar loving birds and insects.

It is a cross between Callistemon citrinus and Callistemon pallidus.

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