Callistemon citrinus

Crimson Bottlebrush, Lemon Bottlebrush

Use these giant fast-growing evergreen shrubs as high hedges or screens, or train them as single-trunk trees. Their common name comes from their colorful bristle-like flowers that look like old-fashioned bottlebrushes. Blooms attract hummingbirds. Tolerate some frost and moderate drought at the expense of appearance, but are damaged or killed at 20º F or below. Stake young plants when training into a tree, prune to shape and thin crown. Watch for chlorosis in poor soils.
Callistemon citrinus, Crimson Bottlebrush, Lemon Bottlebrush
The most popular of Bottlebrushes, it is cold-hardy, tough, and tolerant of many soils. New growth is coppery-red, and flowers are bright red.

Attributes - Callistemon citrinus

Plant Type: Shrub, Tree

Bloom Season: Early Summer through Early Fall

Flower Color: Red

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 10 ft. to 25 ft.

Width: 15 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Alkaline Soil, Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Drought Tolerant, Showy Flowers.

Related Plants

Callistemon citrinus 'Jeffersii', Callistemon pallidus, Callistemon viminalis
 
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