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Callistemon sieberi     Common / Product Name: River Bottlebrush

Genus Species: Callistemon sieberi    

Common / Product Name: River Bottlebrush

Habit:   SMALL TREES (ST)

Available Sizes
  Tube

Height x Width: 3 – 10m x canopy 2 – 6m

Pruning:   None Light

Frost Tolerance:   High

Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance:   Adaptable

Coastal Tolerance:   Low

Drought Tolerance:   Medium

Origin:   Australian Plant

Evergreen:   Yes

Flowering:  starts: Spring / ends: Summer

Flower Colour:   Cream

Irrigation:   No watering required once established if planted in suitable conditions. Will require water over long 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.

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