Alphabetical Plant Listing

Callistemon citrinus 'Mauve Mist' (Crimson Bottlebrush)

Crimson Bottlebrush 'Mauve Mist', Callistemon 'Mauve Mist'


Callistemon citrinus 'Mauve Mist' (Crimson Bottlebrush) is a compact, small to medium, evergreen shrub with spreading branches clothed with short, narrow, mid-green, leathery leaves covered in silky hairs with pink new growth. Masses of mauve-pink bottlebrush-like flower spikes, 4 in. long (10 cm), are on display in spring and summer. The blooms are a copious source of nectar for birds and hummingbirds. They also make excellent cut flowers. This Crimson Bottlebrush is perfect for hedges, windbreaks, erosion control or simply as an accent plant in the garden.

  • Grows up to 6-12 ft. tall and wide (180-360 cm).
  • Easily grown in acidic, moist, well-drained soils in full sun to light shade. Drought tolerant but performs best with regular irrigation.
  • Great for foundations, wall-side borders, Mediterranean gardens or containers.
  • Virtually disease free and pest free. Watch for glasshouse red spider mite, mealybugs and scale insects when grown under glass. Deer resistant.
  • Prune immediately after flowering.
  • Propagate from semi-hardwood cuttings.

Not sure which Callistemon - Bottlebrushes to pick?
Compare All Callistemon - Bottlebrushes

Buy Callistemon citrinus 'Mauve Mist' (Crimson Bottlebrush)

Requirements

Hardiness 9 – 11
Heat Zones 10 – 11
Climate Zones 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Callistemon - Bottlebrushes
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 6' – 12' (180cm – 3.6m)
Spread 6' – 12' (180cm – 3.6m)
Spacing 72" – 144" (180cm – 360cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Mediterranean Garden

Buy Plants

Great Plant Combination Ideas with Callistemon - Bottlebrushes

Guides with Callistemon - Bottlebrushes


By Alybaba, Shutterstock

While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 9 – 11
Heat Zones 10 – 11
Climate Zones 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Callistemon - Bottlebrushes
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 6' – 12' (180cm – 3.6m)
Spread 6' – 12' (180cm – 3.6m)
Spacing 72" – 144" (180cm – 360cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Mediterranean Garden

Great Plant Combination Ideas with Callistemon - Bottlebrushes

Guides with Callistemon - Bottlebrushes

Plant Calculator

How many Callistemon citrinus 'Mauve Mist' (Crimson Bottlebrush) do I need for my garden?

%
ft
ft

Your Shopping List

Plant Quantity
Callistemon citrinus 'Mauve Mist' (Crimson Bottlebrush)

Find your Hardiness Zone

Find your Climate Zone

Find your Heat Zone

Join Gardenia.net

Create a membership account to save your garden designs and to view them on any device.

Becoming a contributing member of Gardenia is easy and can be done in just a few minutes. If you provide us with your name, email address and the payment of a modest $25 annual membership fee, you will become a full member, enabling you to design and save up to 25 of your garden design ideas.

Join now and start creating your dream garden!

Create a New Collection

Optional. For your reference.


Move Selected Plants to a Different Collection


Delete Collection

This field is required.