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A picture of a Callistemon 'Perth Pink'

Callistemon 'Perth Pink'

Melaleuca 'Perth Pink'

Also known as

Bottlebrush 'Perth Pink'

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Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Tender

H2

RHS hardiness

1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2.5m

Max

2.5m

1.5m

Min

1.5m

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

Callistemon 'Perth Pink' Overview

Callistemon 'Perth Pink' is a compact evergreen shrub that produces arching branches coated in narrow, aromatic, leathery leaves. In spring it produces bright red flowers that resemble bottle brushes, measuring around 10cm 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. Previously known as Callistemon pearsonii 'Perth Pink' this plant has recently been re-classified and is now botanically called Melaleuca 'Perth Pink'.

Common problems with Callistemon 'Perth Pink'

How to propagate Callistemon 'Perth Pink'

Cuttings

Take semi-hardwood cuttings in summer.

Special features of Callistemon 'Perth Pink'

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Attracts useful insects

Other uses of Callistemon 'Perth Pink'

Suits being included in wall-side borders of urban spaces, in containers on Patios or courtyards or in Mediterranean climates.