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Callistemon citrinus 'Splendens' ('Splendens' bottlebrush)

Callistemon citrinus ‘Splendens’ Photo/Illustration: David Cavagnaro

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Callistemon citrinus 'Splendens' kal-iss-TEM-on sih-TRY-nus Common Name: 'Splendens' bottlebrush Genus: Callistemon
This low-care, evergreen shrub to 10-15 feet tall and wide produces large, bright red bottlebrush flowers from spring through summer followed by woody seedpods. It is attractive to hummingbirds. Young shoots are pinkish red.
Care: Provide full sun and fertile, moist, well-drained soil in USDA Hardiness Zones 10 to 11). Very adaptable. Bottlebrushes respond well to hard pruning.
Propagation:

 Sow seed in spring, root cuttings in summer.


Problems:

 Sawfly larvae are the worst pests for this species. Physical removal is the most effective method of control. Scale insects may also be problematic.


Height 10 ft. to 15 ft.
Spread 10 ft. to 15 ft.
Light Full Sun Only;Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Dry to Medium;Medium Moisture
Maintenance Low
Characteristics Showy Flowers
Bloom Time Early Summer; Late Spring; Spring; Summer
Flower Color Red Flower
Uses Low- Maintenance, Sun, Summer Interest
Type Shrubs

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