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Bottlebrush Bush

Bottlebrush Bush

Regular price $22.00 USD
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Plant Type: shrub
Plant Height: 3-15 feet
Spread: 3-15 feet
Flower Color: red
Sun Exposure: Full Sun


The Bottlebrush Bush, belonging to the genus Callistemon, is a group of plants native to Australia, celebrated for their unique, brush-like flowers and versatility in the landscape. These plants are evergreen and can be grown as shrubs or small trees, depending on the species and the growing conditions. They are particularly noted for their striking flowers that resemble the shape of a bottle brush, which bloom predominantly in spring and summer.

Growing to about 3 to 15 feet tall and wide, with some species reaching up to 25 feet, Bottlebrush Bushes form dense canopies of narrow, lance-shaped green leaves. The leaves often emit a pleasant fragrance when crushed. The vibrant red flowers, which are composed of numerous individual filaments, are rich in nectar and attract a variety of pollinators, including bees, butterflies, and birds, particularly hummingbirds.

Bottlebrush Bushes thrive in full sun and prefer well-draining soil. They are relatively drought-tolerant once established but benefit from regular watering during their first few growing seasons to develop a strong root system. These plants are adaptable to a range of soil types and conditions, though they perform best in slightly acidic to neutral soils.

In landscaping, Bottlebrush Bushes are used for their ornamental value in mixed borders, as specimen plants, or for screening and hedging purposes. Their compact varieties are also suitable for container gardening, allowing them to be grown in regions outside their hardiness zones.

Overall, the Bottlebrush Bush is a versatile and visually striking plant, ideal for gardeners looking to add vibrant color and attract wildlife to their garden. Its low maintenance requirements, drought tolerance, and stunning floral displays make it a popular choice for a wide range of garden styles and settings.

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