Willow Bottlebrush
(Callistemon salignus)

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Larger than most Callistemon, this small tree grows to 7m in height and produces small creamy-yellow bottlebrush flowers in late winter, followed by bright pink new growth in spring. It tolerates waterlogged and compacted soils and produces an excellent weeping form when mature. It also responds readily to pruning as needed. This plant is a nectar and seed source for birds.

Type
Native
Maintenance
Medium
Water use
Minimal
Lifecycle
Perennial
Container
Zero
Size
Medium Trees & shrubs 3 - 7 metres
Root size
2.5 metres
Foliage
Evergreen
Zones
Arid interior, Semi-arid with winter rain, Moist temperate with warm summers, Winter rains with dry summers, Moist tropical, Semi-arid with summer rain, Moist temperate with hot summers
Soils
Sandy, Loam, Clay
Tolerances
Frost, Salt
Regions
Central Highlands Garden, Yarra Valley Water plants, Habitat plants, Cooma-Monaro, Water efficient plants, Water efficient plants (OLD)
Flowering seasons
Winter
Gardens
Backyard