Callistemon phoeniceus – Bottlebrush

A low-mounding growth habit with bright-red flowers and greyish-green foliage are the key features of this unusual bottlebrush. Using it as groundcover will work particularly well in areas that have poor drainage. Trim back behind the spent flowers at the end of summer to keep it flowering well the following spring.

Family : Myrtaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small shrub, Ground cover
Width : 3
Flowering Time : Spring, Winter
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage, Boggy poorly drained
Special Uses : Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Callistemon phoeniceus
Common Name : Bottlebrush
Height : 3
Flower Color : Red
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects