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RED ALERT™ Callistemon dimensions

RED ALERT™ Callistemon viminalis 'KPS38' PBR

Red Alert™ Callistemon viminalis ‘KPS38’ PBR

  • A compact bottlebrush hedge with new red growth
  • Needs less pruning to establish a hedge than Photinia

Description: Red Alert™ Callistemon is a unique bottlebrush with vivid new red growth for two months in autumn and two months in spring, with lighter new red growth for even more months. It’s a native alternative to Photinia that requires less pruning, is very drought and frost tolerant, thrives in windy situations and suits most soil.

Size: 2-2.4m H x 1.5-2m W unpruned; 500mm-2m H x 400mm-1.5m W pruned.

Uses: Hedge or specimen shrub.

Position: Full sun to part shade. Suits most soil types. Tolerates frost and drought.

Care: Water as required for 8-13 weeks until established. Plant in a well mulched garden (chunky mulch is recommended). If required use slow release fertiliser in spring. Prune to shape 1-3 times a year after red new growth (this depends on your requirements, more frequent pruning will provide a tidier hedge/shape).

Where it works: QLD, NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS, SA & WA.

Top Red Alert™ Wholesale Growers

Grower Location Phone Email
Alpine Nurseries DURAL 02 9651 0999 email
Alpine Nurseries ALSTONVILLE 02 6628 6999
Burbank Nurseries KANGY ANGY 02 4352 1071 email
Diversity Propagation/Kenthurst Nursery KENTHURST 02 9654 1410 Email
Kathmar Orchids WALLSEND 02 4951 8550 Email
Marian Grove Nursery MANGROVE MOUNTAIN 02 4374 1257 Email
Grower Location Phone Email
Facey’s Nursery DEVON MEADOWS 03 5996 1466 email
Humphris Nursery MOOROOLBARK 03 9761 9688 email
Meyer Nurseries BLIND BIGHT 03 5998 3762 email
Romantic Nursery WANDIN 03 9735 2962 email
Tall Trees Nursery  BALNARRING 03 5983 0166 email
Grower Location Phone Email
Boundary Nurseries YEPPOON 07 4939 7663 email
Mad About Plants EDMONTON 07 4045 2777 email
Northside Natives BURPENGARY 07 3888 1854 email
Wongabel Wholesale Nursery WONGABEL 07 4091 4418 email
Grower Location Phone Email
Benara Nurseries CARABOODA 08 9405 0000 email
Domus Nursery HACKETTS GULLY 08 9293 1768 email
Grower Location Phone Email
Native Plants Wholesalers MT GAMBIER 08 8726 6210 email

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GROWER KNOWLEDGE:
This website gives general information for the states/regions in Australia. For local information on which plants work in your area contact your local grower. Local grower knowledge is vital, this website is no substitute.

HEIGHTS:
Heights shown on the website are for general gardening conditions. In well maintained gardens, some plants will get taller.

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