Callistemon Citrinus ‘Splendens’


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Common Name: Crimson Bottlebrush Splendens
Size: 3 litre
This plant has won a RHS award

3 Litre Pot

  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Position: Full sun
  • Soil: Moist, well drained
  • Growth Rate: Average
  • Flowering Period: April – August
  • Hardiness: Some protection required in cold areas
  • Eventual Height: 4m
  • Eventual Spread: 2.5m

Callistemon Citrinus ‘Splendens’, also known as ‘Crimson Bottlebrush’, holder of the much coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, is an evergreen shrub of compact habit, the distinctive foliage, pink, flushed red when young, maturing to dark green, releases a wonderful lemony scent when crushed. From April through the Summer dense, cylindrical spikes of crimson red flowers are formed. An eye-catching ornamental garden shrub, for growing against a sunny wall or as a specimen, providing plenty of interest through-out the season.

Looking After Your Callistemon Citrinus ‘Splendens’

Generally pest and disease free, an easy to grow Summer flowering shrub in many if not all locations. A low maintenance shrub which will benefit from a sunny position in all types of garden. Callistemon will tolerate most soil conditions, preferring a fertile, humus rich, well drained area of the garden, away from any very cold, drying, Winter winds. Any pruning required to removed any damaged or unwanted branches to maintain height and shape is best achieved after flowering. Feed using a good quality general purpose fertiliser early Spring to help promote fresh new growth.

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