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RED ALERT™ Callistemon

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.

RED ALERT™ Callistemon dimensions

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Take a look at the whole Native Shrubs & Groundcovers range to decide which plant is best for you

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