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Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Plant Height: 6-15 feet
Plant Spread: 6 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Other: Sporadic autumn blooms in southern regions.
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Flowering Tree
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies

Common names
  • Stiff Bottlebrush
  • Bottlebrush Tree

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Location: Monte Palace - Funchal - Madeira
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Location: Monte Palace - Funchal - Madeira
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Date: Mar 19, 2011 3:59 PM
Location: Daytona Beach, Floria
Date: Mar 19, 2011 3:58 PM

Date: 2007-09-23
Photo courtesy of: Martin Heigan
Location: Munnar, Kerala, India.
Date: 2018-02-04

Date: Mar 19, 2011 3:58 PM
  • Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Sep 23, 2011 6:56 PM concerning plant:
    Callistemon rigidus is an erect, evergreen shrub that can attain heights to 15 feet and can be trained as a standard or used as a hedge. Callistemon ridigus prefers a full sun location but will do well in partial shade. The beautiful red bottle-brush shaped blooms appear in the spring and summer months and attract butterflies and hummingbirds.

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