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Callistemon viminalis 'KPS38' PBR

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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
  • Plant Attributes

    • 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):
      • Subtropical
      • Arid
      • Temperate
      • Cool
    • 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

    Video

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVvVj2iBPxU

    Care Instructions

    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).

    How to use

    Hedge or specimen shrub.

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