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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 high x 1.5-2m wide unpruned; 500mm-2m high x 400mm-1.5m wide pruned.

Planting Density: 1-2 plants per m², 1-2 plants per linear metre.

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

Some of the top wholesale growers listed below do also sell retail, those marked as Trade Only will not, all others will sell direct to the general public.

Grower Location Phone Email
Alpine Nurseries
(Trade Only)
DURAL 02 9651 0900
Kathmar Orchids
(Trade Only)
GLENDALE 02 4951 8550
Arborglen
(Visit Flower Power for retail purchase)
GLENORIE 02 9652 2327
Andreasens Green Wholesale Nursery
(Trade Only)
KEMPS CREEK 02 9826 1911
Kenthurst Nursery
(Trade Only)
KENTHURST 02 9654 1410
Downes Wholesale Nursery
(Trade Only)
THERESA PARK 02 4651 0999
Grower Location Phone Email
Northside Natives
(Trade Only)
BURPENGARY 07 3888 1854
Mad About Plants
(Trade Only)
EDMONTON 07 4045 2777
Natives R Us
(Trade Only)
TRAVESTON 07 5485 1800
Wongabel Wholesale Nursery
(Trade Only)
WONGABEL 07 4091 4418
Grower Location Phone Email
Native Plant Wholesalers
(Trade Only)
COMPTON 08 8726 6210
Grower Location Phone Email
Granton Plants (DJK Family Trust) GRANTON 03 6263 7988
Grower Location Phone Email
Meyer Nurseries
(Trade Only)
BLIND BIGHT 03 5998 3762
Australian Native Farm Forestry COBRAM EAST 03 5873 5444
Prestige Plants
(Trade Only)
KINGLAKE 03 5786 2036
Humphris Nursery
(Trade Only)
MOOROOLBARK 03 9761 9688
Grower Location Phone Email
Benara Nurseries
(Trade Only)
CARABOODA 08 9561 9000
Domus Nursery
(Trade Only)
HACKETTS GULLY 08 9293 1768

For retail nurseries and more wholesale growers click here.

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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