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Crimson Bottlebrush in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Callistemon Citrinus 'Crimson'

 

Crimson Bottlebrush

Callistemon is an evergreen flowering shrub that usually flowers in Spring or early Summer. They are commonly known as Bottlebrush because the flower looks just like a bottlebrush. 'Crimson' has spice scented, narrow, strong leaves and bears bottle brush type flowers in crimson in spring/summer. After flowering seed pods form where the flowers where, these can be harvested for the seed.

 
plant Features
  • Crimson Bottlebrush likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Crimson Bottlebrush likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Crimson Bottlebrush is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Crimson Bottlebrush likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Crimson Bottlebrush

Latin name

Callistemon Citrinus 'Crimson'

type

Evergreen Shrub

family

Myrtaceae

ph

5.5 - 7.3 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Crimson Bottlebrush likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Crimson Bottlebrush is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Crimson Bottlebrush likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Crimson Bottlebrush likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Crimson Bottlebrush is 2.50meters x 2.50meters 2.50 M 2.50 M

Callistemon Citrinus 'Crimson'

Callistemon is an evergreen flowering shrub that usually flowers in Spring or early Summer. They are commonly known as Bottlebrush because the flower looks just like a bottlebrush. 'Crimson' has spice scented, narrow, strong leaves and bears bottle brush type flowers in crimson in spring/summer. After flowering seed pods form where the flowers where, these can be harvested for the seed.


Flowering

From Late Spring TO Late Summer

Most varieties of Callistemon flower in late Spring and Summer

 

Planting

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Plant callistemon in free-draining soil, in a sunny position. If you live in an area where frosts occur, it is best to plant the shrub in a pot, so that it can be moved to somewhere frost-free in Winter, or grow in a conservatory.

 

Propagating by seed

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Fill a pot, seed tray, or modular tray, with proprietary seed-sowing compost (John Innes Seed for example), or use 50% multi-purpose compost mixed with 50% perlite or coarse grit. Firm the compost with your fingers, or with a pre-cut firming board then water well, but allowing any excess to drain. Sow the seeds thinly, one or two per module (depending on the size of the modules).Cover seeds with sieved compost or vermiculite. Label, with variety and date sown Prevent pots from drying out by covering with an inflated polythene bag secured with an elastic band, or with a suitable cloche, or sheet of plastic or glass

 

Propagating by semi-hardwood cuttings

From Late Summer TO Early Winter

Semi hard wood cuttings are taken from the current years growth from late summer to mid autumn. The bottom of the cuttings is hard and soft on the top. With a sharp knife take a cutting of about 14cms, remove lowest leaves, dip end into rooting hormone, and place round the edge of a pot filled with a suitable compost, water well. They must remain moist until rooted. Place under glass but in semi shade.

 
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