Callistemon bottlebush

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. Most bottle brush varieties bloom over a long summer season in shades of red or crimson. This unique exotic ‘bottle brush plant’ has the most eye-catching fluffy red cylindrical flower heads during late spring and summer!

Bottle brush shrubs prefer a sunny location. The plants aren’t picky about the soil type as long as it is well drained. If the soil is very poor, enrich with compost at planting time.

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