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Callistemon citrinus 'Splendens' (Crimson bottlebrush 'Splendens')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
3m
Max height
3m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Callistemon citrinus 'Splendens'

Other names

Crimson bottlebrush 'Splendens'

Genus

Callistemon Callistemon

Variety or Cultivar

'Splendens' _ 'Splendens' is a lax, evergreen shrub with stiff, aromatic, linear to narrowly lance-shaped, dark green leaves and bottlebrush-like spikes of crimson flowers blooming at the shoot tips from mid-spring to late summer.


Callistemon citrinus 'Splendens' is: Evergreen

Fragrance

Foliage is fragrant.

Habit

Open branches

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Crimson in Spring; Crimson in Summer

Foliage

Green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Scale insects , Mealybugs , Glasshouse red spider mite Scale insects , Mealybugs , Glasshouse red spider mite

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 8.

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Callistemon citrinus 'Splendens' (Crimson bottlebrush 'Splendens') will reach a height of 3m and a spread of 3m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean, Containers, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Plant in moist but well-drained, neutral to acid soil in a sunny, sheltered site. Protect from hard frosts in cold areas.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Callistemon citrinus 'Splendens'

Other names

Crimson bottlebrush 'Splendens'

Genus

Callistemon Callistemon

Variety or Cultivar

'Splendens' _ 'Splendens' is a lax, evergreen shrub with stiff, aromatic, linear to narrowly lance-shaped, dark green leaves and bottlebrush-like spikes of crimson flowers blooming at the shoot tips from mid-spring to late summer.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

Foliage is fragrant.

Habit

Open branches

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Crimson in Spring; Crimson in Summer

Foliage

Green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Scale insects , Mealybugs , Glasshouse red spider mite

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 8.

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Callistemon citrinus 'Splendens' (Crimson bottlebrush 'Splendens') will reach a height of 3m and a spread of 3m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean, Containers, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Plant in moist but well-drained, neutral to acid soil in a sunny, sheltered site. Protect from hard frosts in cold areas.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9

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Callistemon Splendens/bottlebrush

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