A picture of a Crimson Bottlebrush 'Splendens'

Crimson Bottlebrush 'Splendens'

Melaleuca citrina 'Splendens'

Also known as

Bottlebrush Tree 'Splendens'

Callistemon 'Splendens' by Melburnian (CC BY 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

8m

Max

4m

4m

Min

2.5m

20 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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A tree with pink flowers on a plant

Crimson Bottlebrush 'Splendens' Overview

Melaleuca citrina 'Splendens' is an evergreen shrub cultivar from the Myrtaceae family. It produces arching branches coated in narrow, aromatic, leathery leaves. Flowers are bright red and resemble bottle brushes, measuring around 15cm long. Native to Australia, this plant is well suited to growing outdoors in mild climates but may be grown in most of the UK if given protection from severe freezing temperatures under -5 degrees Celcius. Also makes a good container specimen.