Bottle Brush - Plant
Description for Bottle Brush
Callistemon is a genus of shrubs in the family Myrtaceae, first described as a genus in 1814. The entire genus is endemic to Australia but widely cultivated in many other regions and naturalised in scattered locations.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|-||Light brown||September to October||2.50 to 3 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
Outdoors, plant bottlebrush shrubs in a sunny location. The plants arenâ€™t picky about the soil type as long as it is well drained. If the soil is very poor, enrich with compost at planting time. Once established, bottlebrush plants tolerate drought and moderate salt spray.
|Full sun to part shade||Well-drained soil||Dry to medium||9 degrees C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Bottle Brush
- Callistemon bottlebrush care consists of regular watering while the tree is young and annual fertilization until it matures. Water young trees weekly in the absence of rain, applying the water slowly to saturate the soil as deeply as possible. A layer of mulch over the root zone will slow the evaporation of water and help prevent weeds.
Typical uses of Bottle Brush
Special features: Plant in clumps, mass or naturalize in a lightly-shaded woodland setting, native plant garden or naturalized area.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose. Its generally kep indoor in living room and in terrac area.
Medicinal use: Antibacterial, antifungal, and antioxidan
- http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=k610 http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/bottlebrush/growing-bottlebrush-plants.htm