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A picture of a Bottlebrush

Bottlebrush

Callistemon 'Laevis'

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

H2

RHS hardiness

1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Bottlebrush Overview

These are evergreen shrubs and small trees which are native to Australia. They are grown for their eye-catching flowers which are bright red, pink or white and grow in cylindrical spikes; the blooms are rich in nectar and will attract birds to them.

How to propagate Bottlebrush

Cuttings

Propagation is by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Seed

Seeds in the autumn or spring.

Other uses of Bottlebrush

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