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Bottlebrush

Bottlebrush

Scientific Name

Callistemon spp.

Particularly Attractive To

Geographical Considerations

Will this plant grow in my area?

Hardiness Zones

8a to 11

This plant is not native to Florida.

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Yard Conditions

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Optimal Light

Bottlebrush grows best in Full Sun.

Light Range

It performs in Partial Shade to Full Sun

Soil Texture

Sandy Loam

Soil Moisture

Well Drained

Soil pH

Slightly Acid to Slightly Alkaline (6.0-7.2)

Salt Tolerance

Medium

DroughtTolerance

High

Wind Resistance

Medium Low

Toxicity

Not known

Nematode Tolerance

Not known

Appearance

What will it look like as it grows?

Plant Type

  • Shrubs - Large
  • Trees - Small

Plant Shape

  • Weeping
  • Irregular
  • Upright

Leaf Persistence

Bottlebrush is Evergreen

Spread

6-15 feet

Height

6-30 feet

Growth Rate

Moderate

Leaf Size

Small

Leaf Texture

Fine

Flower Size

Large

Flower Month

  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November

Flower Color

  • Varies
  • Red
  • White

Additional Detail

Pests/Diseases: susceptible to some pests and diseases, but not usually a problem | attracts butterflies, hummingbirds, pollinators

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