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Callistemon citrinus cv. "splendens" 80-140cm

Callistemon citrinus cv. "splendens" 80-140cm

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Product Description

Callistemon citrinus, commonly known as the Lemon Bottlebrush or Crimson Bottlebrush, is an evergreen shrub or small tree native to Australia. It is highly regarded for its attractive, cylindrical, and vibrant red or crimson flower spikes, which resemble the bristles of a bottlebrush.

Cultivation:

  1. Location:

    • Plant Lemon Bottlebrush in a location that receives full sun to partial sun. These plants thrive in bright sunlight and produce the most abundant and colorful blooms under these conditions.
  2. Soil:

    • Ensure that the soil is well-draining, as Callistemon citrinus does not tolerate waterlogged or heavy soils. Sandy or loamy soils are typically suitable.
    • These plants can adapt to a wide range of soil pH levels, but a slightly acidic to neutral pH is ideal.
  3. Watering:

    • Provide regular watering, especially during the plant's establishment phase. Once established, Lemon Bottlebrush is relatively drought-tolerant and can withstand periods of dryness.
    • Water deeply, allowing the soil to dry slightly between watering sessions. Avoid overwatering, which can lead to root rot.
  4. Pruning:

    • Pruning can help maintain the shape and size of the plant, promote bushier growth, and remove dead or damaged branches.
    • The best time for pruning is after the flowering period in late spring or early summer.
  5. Fertilization:

    • These plants generally do not require heavy fertilization. A balanced, slow-release fertilizer applied in spring can provide sufficient nutrients.
    • Be cautious not to over-fertilize, as excessive nitrogen can result in lush foliage at the expense of flowering.
  6. Mulching:

    • Apply a layer of mulch around the base of the plant to conserve soil moisture, regulate soil temperature, and suppress weed growth.
  7. Pest and Disease Resistance:

    • Lemon Bottlebrush is generally resistant to most pests and diseases. However, it may occasionally encounter issues with aphids or scale insects, which can be managed with appropriate treatments if needed.
  8. Propagation:

    • Callistemon citrinus can be propagated from seeds, cuttings, or by air layering. Seeds can be sown in the spring after stratification.
  9. Harvesting Blooms:

    • If you wish to cut and display the striking bottlebrush-like flower spikes indoors, do so after flowering to avoid inhibiting the plant's ability to produce next year's blooms.

Callistemon citrinus is a beautiful and hardy shrub that can add vibrant color and visual interest to your garden, particularly when in bloom. With proper care and attention to its specific requirements, you can enjoy its striking red flowers and lush foliage year after year.

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that picture 1 show adult plant not for sale, the offer is for a plant in the dimension indicated in title description.

Please be aware that most plants change across seasons. For example, some of them will naturally lose leaves or change in colour during colder months. Do not hesitate to contact us for further informations about the plants of your interest.

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Plant height: 80-140cm

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