Callistemon citrinus

Crimson Bottlebrush

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Description

The crimson or lemon bottlebrush is a native of southeastern Australia that produces massive displays of red stamens at the tips of the branches from mid-winter through early spring. Full sun in average-to-moist soil is the preferred growing condition. The new growth is produced just after flowering, and the silky, white leaves are attractive in and of themselves.

In warm climates it can grow to 12 feet in height and 9 feet in width, although it is frequently pruned to be a multistemmed shrub that is a colorful hedge or screen. In colder climates it must be grown in planters and brought inside for winter, where it typically grows to 5 feet high. The cylindrical red flower spikes look like a bottlebrush and are nectar rich and thus attractive to birds.

A member of the myrtle (Myrtaceae) family, the crimson bottlebrush has pungent citrus-scented sap and leaves that deter most insect pests. Like other native plants of Australia, it is susceptible to several genera of fungi that cause damping-off symptoms in plants of all ages. Other Australian genera in this family have no resistance to these diseases, and trekkers walking through native habitats are strongly encouraged to disinfect their hiking shoes if they have been in agricultural areas or gardens.

오스트레일리아가 원산지입니다. 겨울 중반 부터 초봄에 걸쳐 붉은 수술을 선보입니다. 도금양과의 상록 관목으로 톡쏘는 향의 수액과 나뭇잎이 대부분의 해충을 억제시킵니다.

Soil
Dry
Plant Shape
Upright
Exposure
Full Sun
Bloom Time
January - February, March - April, September - October
Bloom Color
Red
Landscape Use
Bedding or Border, Specimen Plant
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Resistant To Deer
Plant Type
Shrub
Hardiness Zone
9 - 10