PlantsCallistemon→Crimson Bottlebrush (Callistemon citrinus)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Callistemon citrinus Accepted
Callistemon citrinus var. splendens Synonym
Callistemon laevis Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 6-12 feet (2-4 m)
Plant Spread: 6-9 feet (2-3 m)
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem

Hummingbird hovers near a Callistemon bloom.

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RobGlen On October 6, 2018 Cuttings took
Six cuttings taken from plant. Used growth hormone on woody sticks and placed in pots. Watered well and placed in the shade.
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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advice about trees for windy conditions by wesso Mar 27, 2021 9:41 AM 8
Help identifying a beautiful tree by Voyager777 Jun 8, 2019 11:34 AM 4
I found this tree near my school. by OTWUMASI Apr 24, 2019 6:21 AM 9
Plants for zone 9b landscape that attract hummingbirds and butterflies by Iwannazenspot001 Mar 8, 2019 8:02 AM 3
Recent visit to Florida by Mefforde Aug 7, 2018 12:12 PM 3
Unusual plant in southern Oregon yard, probably not native. by bonafide Jan 5, 2018 9:27 PM 4
AZ flower by Anderwood Mar 12, 2017 7:50 PM 4
I love the look of this shrub, what is it? by Kevs Feb 19, 2017 5:10 PM 11
Which Callistemon? by purpleinopp May 13, 2016 6:21 AM 4
Bottlebrush (Callistemon); for ID by piksihk Jul 29, 2015 2:09 PM 4

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