Callistemon, Plant Profile and Landscaping Uses
Callistemon are a group of evergreen medium to large shrub with bunches of ‘bottle brush’ flowers in Spring and Summer. The cylindrical flowers of Callistemon give them the common name. Offered by wholesalers in sizes from tubestock to large potted specimens, use them for mass planting or for feature specimen trees.
Callistemon are generally a hardy plant that tolerate drought and frost. Callistemon make great garden and landscaping plants, they attract birds and can be prunned lightly to retain shape or cut back heavily if required.
Full sun and a low phosphorous fertiliser, mulch to retain moisture. Some callistemon can be used as hedges or screens ‘Captain Cook’ is one example.
Popular species include:
- C. Little john,
- C. Captain cook,
- C. Citrons,
- C. Viminalis,
- C. Kings Park Special
- C. Salignus.
Callistemon are available for sale from the following wholesale nurseries.
1750 Westernport Rd Heath Hill VIC 3981
Australias largest grower of semi advanced native and deciduous trees. .9 - 2.6mts high. Supplying councils, developers and landscapers. Includes Acacia implexa, acacia melanoxlylon.
14 Grays Road Doonan, QLD 4562 - Phone 07 5449 1997
Wholesale Nursery - Pandanus, Bamboo, Frangipani, Grasses, Ground Covers, Bromeliads, Trees and Shrubs, Palms, Cycads, Ferns and more . Deliver to QLD, NSW, VIC & SA
146 Dignams Crk Rd via Narooma NSW 2546
Tubestock - [50mm forestry tubes and 70mm supertubes] specializing in Bush Tucker Plants , Natives indigenous to the NSW South Coast , Permaculture Plants - Fruits, Nuts & Berries .
55 McDougal Rd Neerim South Victoria 3831 PH: (03) 56281507
Advanced ornamental trees and garden designs and concept plans. Direct to your property combined with specialist knowledge and outstanding service.
15 Falls Road Hoddles Creek Victoria 3139 – phone: 59674244 fax: 59674239
Wholesale propagators specialising in Australian Native Tubestock. Our list comprises of hard to grow and pictorial lines. Monthly & Annual Forward Order catalogue. Accredited to all States.
ALL GREEN NURSERY
130 Old Geelong Rd Hoppers Crossing VIC 3029 – phone: 03 9749 1688
Wide range of wholesale plants including: Grasses, Designer Plants,Trees and Shrubs, Native Plants, Screening Plants, Hedges, Succulents and Ground Covers