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PlantFiles: Pink Bottle Brush
Callistemon citrinus 'Reeves Pink'

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

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8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

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USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:
Pale Pink

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive bloomoon On May 1, 2006, bloomoon from Outer Hobart
Australia (Zone 6a) wrote:

A much branched shrub, with profuse clusters of rose pink flowers. Easily grown in just about any position, but thrives and flowers best in full sun, with additional summer watering. Callistemons are known to adapt well to dry conditions or poor drainage. Prune immediately after flower flushes, just behind the finished head, to keep compact, and encourage more flowers. Very attractive to nectar feeding birds, and when in full bloom, is a most attractive sight.


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

Pittsburg, California
San Sebastian, Puerto Rico
Orange, Texas

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