Callistemon ‘Mount Drummer’ – Bottlebrush

A relatively compact bottlebrush with brilliant purplish flower heads in profusion in spring. It suits a good range of soil types and is drought tolerant once established, but will look better with regular watering in dry spells. Feed with a good native or general purpose fertilizer in spring, watering in well afterwards to avoid leaf burn. Can be cut back hard to rejuvenate, and regular pruning will give a more compact habit- prune after flowering.

Family : Myrtaceae
Cultivar Name: Mount Drummer
Plant Type : Small shrub, Large shrub
Width : 2
Flowering Time : Spring
Soil Type : Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Cool
Growth Habit : Open foliage, Column-shaped
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage, Boggy poorly drained
Special Uses : Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Bird nesting plant, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Callistemon
Common Name : Bottlebrush
Height : 3
Flower Color : Pink
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Poolside, Flower garden, Cold climate, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Butterflies