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Callistemon linearis (Narrow-Leaved Bottlebrush)

Narrow-Leaved Bottlebrush, Melaleuca linearis


Award-winning Callistemon linearis (Narrow-Leaved Bottlebrush) is a bushy, small to medium-sized, evergreen shrub with linear leaves, 4 in. long (10 cm), that are aromatic when crushed. Bright red bottlebrush-like flower spikes, 5 in. long (12 cm) bloom from late spring to early fall, providing a lovely display. The blooms are a copious source of nectar for birds and hummingbirds. They also make excellent cut flowers. An eye-catching specimen for a sunny shrub border.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
  • Grows up to 4-10 ft. tall and wide (120-300 cm).
  • Easily grown in acidic, moist, well-drained soils in full sun to light shade.
  • Great for foundations, wall-side borders, Mediterranean gardens, city gardens or containers.
  • Virtually disease free and pest free. Watch for glasshouse red spider mite, mealybugs and scale insects when grown under glass
  • Lightly prune or trim after flowering to maintain shape.
  • Propagate by seed or from semi-hardwood cuttings.
  • Native to Australia.

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Requirements

Hardiness 10 – 11
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 4' – 10' (120cm – 3m)
Spread 4' – 10' (120cm – 3m)
Spacing 120" (300cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Native Plants Australia
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, 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
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 4' – 10' (120cm – 3m)
Spread 4' – 10' (120cm – 3m)
Spacing 120" (300cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Native Plants Australia
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Mediterranean Garden

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