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Callistemon citrinus 'Perth Pink' (Crimson Bottlebrush)

Crimson Bottlebrush 'Perth Pink', Callistemon 'Perth Pink', Callistemon pearsonii 'Perth Pink', Melaleuca citrina 'Perth Pink'


Callistemon citrinus 'Perth Pink' (Crimson Bottlebrush) is a compact, small to medium, evergreen shrub with narrow, mid-green, leathery, aromatic leaves covered in silky hairs and emerging pink. Masses of bright pink bottlebrush-like flower spikes, 4 in. long (10 cm), are on display in spring and fall. 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 5-8 ft. tall and wide (150-240 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.

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Requirements

Hardiness 10 – 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, Melaleuca
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 5' (150cm)
Spread 5' (150cm)
Spacing 60" – 96" (150cm – 240cm)
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

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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 10 – 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, Melaleuca
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 5' (150cm)
Spread 5' (150cm)
Spacing 60" – 96" (150cm – 240cm)
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

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