Callistemon sieberi ‘Sugar Candy’ – Bottlebrush

Sugar Candy produces superb displays of pink flowers in early spring and then again in late summer on an upright large shrub. It makes a great feature plant or can be used for formal or informal hedgework as the new leaf growth is silvery in colour and a feature in its own right. The plants can be pruned to whatever shape you require but if an informal look is desired just give them a light prune behind the spent flowers and feed with a low phosphorus fertiliser for Australian plants.

Family : Myrtaceae
Cultivar Name: Sugar Candy
Plant Type : Small shrub, Large shrub
Width : 2
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer, 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, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage, Boggy poorly drained
Special Uses : Honey producing plant, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Callistemon sieberi
Common Name : Bottlebrush
Height : 3
Flower Color : Pink
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance 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