Callistemon ‘Spotfire’ – Bottlebrush

This is a new compact bottlebrush cultivar with fine foliage, masses of red flowers in spring and an attractive pendant growth habit. It spreads into an interesting mushroom-shaped plant that makes a nice feature plant in the garden and is extremely adaptable to a wide range of soil types and climatic conditions. Its compact habit means that you can get away without pruning it, particularly if it is in a position in the garden where it is not closely observed such as in an extensive outdoor shrubbery. Pruning will turn Spotfire into an even more compact plant.

Family : Myrtaceae
Cultivar Name: Spotfire
Plant Type : Small shrub
Width : 2.5
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer, Autumn
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage, Weeping
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Erosion control, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Callistemon
Common Name : Bottlebrush
Height : 1.5
Flower Color : Red
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan :
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects