Callistemon pearsonii ‘Rocky Rambler’ – Bottlebrush

Callistemon ‘Rocky Rambler’ is a dwarf form of Callistemon pearsonii, growing to around half a metre high and wide. It flowers prolifically with bright red brushes, attractively gold tipped, and attracts birds and butterflies. An easy care plant, just a quick tip prune once or twice a year is all it needs to encourage a more dense habit and to tidy up old flowers. Likes sun to part shade and adapts to most soils. Tolerates dry spells and frost. The ground covering dense ¬†habit gives shelter to small wildlife such as lizards.

Family : Myrtaceae
Cultivar Name: Rocky Rambler
Plant Type : Small shrub, Ground cover
Width : 0.7
Flowering Time : Summer
Soil Type : Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage, Open foliage, Spreading, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Bonsai, Erosion control
Scientific Name: Callistemon pearsonii
Common Name : Bottlebrush
Height : 0.7
Flower Color : Red, Gold
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects, Lizards