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A picture of a Bottlebrush Bush

Bottlebrush Bush

Melaleuca linearis var. linearis

Also known as

Stiff Bottlebrush

Callistemon rigidus 01 by Lokionly (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2.5m

Max

2.5m

1.5m

Min

1.5m

20 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Bottlebrush Bush

Callistemon-rigidus-02
Callistemon rigidus Flower
Callistemon rigidus - Jardin d'Éden
Callistemon rigidus 1
HK Callistemon rigidus Fruits

Bottlebrush Bush Overview

Melaleuca linearis var. linearis

How to propagate Bottlebrush Bush

Cuttings

Propagation is by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Seed

Seeds in the autumn or spring.

Special features of Bottlebrush Bush

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Bottlebrush Bush

Grown for their clustered flowers which resemble bottlebrushes. Suitable for coastal conditions.