Red Alert™ Callistemon viminalis ‘KPS38’
- 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.
|DURAL||02 9651 0900|
|GLENDALE||02 4951 8550|
(Visit Flower Power for retail purchase)
|GLENORIE||02 9652 2327|
|Andreasens Green Wholesale Nursery
|KEMPS CREEK||02 9826 1911|
|KENTHURST||02 9654 1410|
|Downes Wholesale Nursery
|THERESA PARK||02 4651 0999|
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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 shown on the website are for general gardening conditions. In well maintained gardens, some plants will get taller.