Callistemon 'Splendens' (Bottlebrush)
Callistemon, commonly known as the bottlebrush plant are evergreen shrubs with small tough lance-shaped leaves and bottlebrush-like spikes of flowers in bright red. These flower in mass creating a fantastic display of colour in spring and summer.
Best in a south facing full sun position which is sheltered. Prefers neutral or acidic soils which are moist but well drained.
H3/4 (down to minus 5 centigrade) hardy, good in mild areas, coastal areas, walled gardens and even as a glasshouse/conservatory plant.
This plants can be grown as a shrub to trained into a standard and will respond well in containers or open ground. Plants are sent in a 9cm pot 1 year old, seed grown approximately 10cm tall.