SCARLET FLAME™ Callistemon is compact with red new growth
SCARLET FLAME™ Callistemon viminalis ‘CC19’
The Scarlet Flame™ plant is an ultra-compact, fine leaf Callistemon with rustic red new growth in autumn and spring. This more compact seedling selection from Captain Cook also has beautifully delicate flowers that along with the new growth, provide a more colourful plant for a longer period.
Scarlet Flame™ Callistemon is self-cleaning after flowering. This means it doesn’t have that just finished flowering look for long.
It will grow approx. 1.5m high x 1m wide when left unpruned. Yearly pruning will keep Scarlet Flame™ Callistemon as a tight compact shrub to around 60cm – 80cm high. Pruning every second year will keep it to around 1 – 1.2m high.
Perfect as a hedge or specimen shrub.
Red flowers from Sept – Nov
Best Planting Time
March – October
Requires full sun to part shade and works in most soil types. Tough and drought tolerant.
Water well until established and prune as required.
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.