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PlantFiles: Bottlebrush Tree
Callistemon 'Woodlander's Red'

Family: Myrtaceae (mir-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Callistemon (kal-lis-STEE-mon) (Info)
Cultivar: Woodlander's Red
Additional cultivar information: (aka Woodlander's Hardy)

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5 members have or want this plant for trade.


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
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)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

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

Grown for foliage

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

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)
8.6 to 9.0 (strongly alkaline)
over 9.1 (very alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds

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3 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

This is the only bottlebrush that's bullet proof cold hardy in central SC. Rigidus, or BB plants labeled as Clemson cold hardy, are really only cold hardy to zone 8b at most. If you live in zone 8a, don't waste your money on any other BB. I expect big box stores to occasionally market out of zone plants, but it's a shame that local nurseries do the same.

Positive BUFFY690 On May 18, 2011, BUFFY690 from Prosperity, SC (Zone 7b) wrote:

I love this plant, itblooms three times in our warmer seasons, keep looking for seedlings but alas have found none. This plant was a one gallon when I started it and it is absolutely stunning.

Positive TheAmericanGardener On Jan 10, 2010, TheAmericanGardener from Portland, OR wrote:

Fast growing, extremely attractive form and bark, showy flowers, good urban garden size, low water needs and bullet-proof cold hardy.

Neutral berrygirl On Mar 16, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Callistemon 'Woodlander Hardy HARDY BOTTLEBRUSH EG (z7)
It's range now hopefully extended to include zone 6!,this 8' arching needled-leaved shrub is covered with bright red "bottle brushes" in early summer...quite a sight! Sun/Med-Dry/GoodDrainage


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

Phenix City, Alabama
Milton, Florida
Riverview, Florida
Savannah, Georgia
Louisville, Kentucky
Bishopville, Maryland
Raleigh, North Carolina
Portland, Oregon
Florence, South Carolina
Prosperity, South Carolina
Sumter, South Carolina
Loudon, Tennessee
Copperas Cove, Texas
Grand Mound, Washington

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