Callistemon hybrid ‘Red Rocket’ – Bottlebrush

Callistemon ‘Red Rocket’ is a small and colourful shrub, with bright red new growth on dark older foliage. It makes a great contrast plant, and is low maintenance. It grows to around a metre and a half high and wide, making it¬†perfect for low hedges and screening. You can use it unpruned for informal hedging, but pruned regularly it can create a good formal coloured foliage hedge. Adapts to most soil types, dry or wet conditions, and is good for sun to part shade. A light prune once or twice a year will ensure a more dense habit and flushes of new red growth. It is frost tolerant.

Family : Myrtaceae
Cultivar Name: Red Rocket
Plant Type : Large shrub
Width : 1.5
Flowering Time : Spring
Soil Type : Sandy, 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, Spreading, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Cut flower, Bonsai, Erosion control, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Callistemon hybrid
Common Name : Bottlebrush
Height : 1.5
Flower Color : Red
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
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