Genus Species: Callistemon pallidus
Common / Product Name: Lemon Bottlebrush
Habit: LARGE SHRUB (LS)
Height x Width: 2 – 5m x 2.00 – 5.00m
Pruning: Remove spent flowers annually
Frost Tolerance: Light
Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance: Adaptable
Coastal Tolerance: High
Drought Tolerance: Medium
Origin: Australian Plant
Flowering: starts: Spring / ends: Summer
Flower Colour: Lemon
Irrigation: Yes requires spring watering for best flowers, water during dry periods.
Lower Temperatures: Temperatures as low as -7°C for short periods once established. Some frost damage below -3°C on foliage.
Upper Temperatures: Temperatures in the Low 40’s°C will tolerate higher temperatures for short periods.
Fertilising: Slow release low phosphorus fertilizer, supplement with iron to prevent yellowing of leaves.
Environment: Plants selected suitable for Melbourne surrounds and southern states of Australia.