RED ALERT™ Callistemon is a native hedge alternative to Photinia.
Red Alert™ Callistemon is a unique bottlebrush with vivid new red growth for two months in autumn and two months in spring, with lighter new red growth for even more months. It’s a native alternative to Photinia that requires less pruning, is very drought and frost tolerant, thrives in windy situations and suits most soil.
A compact bottlebrush hedge with new red growth
Needs less pruning to establish a hedge than Photinia
Height Range: 2m to 3m
Spread: 1m to 2m
Position: Full Sun, Semi Shade
Growth Habit: Shrub
Plant Use(s): Hedging/Screening
Suitable Climate Zone(s):
Plant Type: Hedging & Screening, Shrubs
How it works
QLD, NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS, SA & WA
Full sun to part shade. Suits most soil types. Tolerates frost and drought
Water as required for 8-13 weeks until established. Plant in a well mulched garden (chunky mulch is recommended). If required use slow release fertiliser in spring. Prune to shape 1-3 times a year after red new growth (this depends on your requirements, more frequent pruning will provide a tidier hedge/shape).