Callistemon Bottlebrush

Bottle brush plants (Callistemon ) get their name from the spikes of flowers that bloom at the ends of the stems, bearing a strong resemblance to a bottle brush. Grow them as shrubs or small trees. Most bottle brush varieties bloom over a long summer season in shades of red.

Flowers best when grown in full sun in moist but well drained soil

Attract bees and butterflies when in flower – they need attracting to our gardens to pollinate food crops.

half-hardy shrub, give winter protection in colder and windier spots

Prune bottle brush when flowers fade. This is usually a safe time for pruning shrubs to guarantee that future blooms aren’t damaged