Latin Name: Callistemon
Evergreen: is unique with numerous pendulous branches with bottle-brush shaped blooms.
Flower Color: cherry-red blooms
Bloom Time: in late spring through summer. In warmer conditions, it will continue to bloom intermittently throughout the year.
Habit: dwarf evergreen shrub round mound
Foliage: blue-green leaves
Mature Height: 3-4 feet
Mature Width: 5-8 feet
Uses: best as a small shrub, background plant, hedge, grouping, and makes a great container plant.
Amount of Sunlight: Thrives in full sun; Tolerates shade
Amount of Water: Water regularly; more frequent watering in extreme heat; Drought tolerant
Soil Conditions: Adaptable to a variety of soils; Prefers well-drained soil
Cold Hardiness Zone: 8-11
This adaptable evergreen shrub needs a regular water schedule to ensure the growth of a mature root system. After the mature root system is established, watering is needed occasionally, except during a drought, watering is needed regularly.
Prune often to encourage new growth, and shear annually to maintain desired shape.