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PlantFiles: Lemon Bottlebrush, Crimson Bottlebrush
Callistemon citrinus 'Splendens'

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Family: Myrtaceae (mir-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Callistemon (kal-lis-STEE-mon) (Info)
Species: citrinus (sit-REE-nus) (Info)
Cultivar: Splendens

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Category:
Shrubs

Height:
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Red

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Evergreen
Aromatic

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

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Negative donnacreation On Feb 21, 2014, donnacreation from Sumter, SC (Zone 8a) wrote:

This BB is only root hardy in zone 8. The only BB that is fully cold hardy in zone 8 is Woodlander's Red.

Positive PammiePi On Jun 16, 2010, PammiePi from Green Cove Springs, FL wrote:

Love this tree! I have 2 varieties, the upright & the weeping Bottlebrush. The trees are evergreen & bloom almost constantly (only seems to stop blooming in the middle of winter). Beautiful bark & shape, scent of leaves is similar to eucalyptus. Blooms are beautiful & attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. I have other butterfly & hummingbird plants, but the bottlebrush seems to be the favorite, and the hummingbirds fight over it. Needs full sun to grow well & bloom, & are drought-tolerant. I have mine planted in sandy soil & they are doing quite well. Very low-maintenance easy to care for plant which adds uniqueness to the yard & garden.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Queen Creek, Arizona
Green Cove Springs, Florida
Jacksonville, Florida
Orange Park, Florida
Pensacola, Florida
Hallettsville, Texas
Houston, Texas
Magnolia, Texas



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