Melaleuca citrina - RED ROCKET - Lemon Bottlebrush

SKU: 9332392131767

Size: 5 L
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Sale price$25.00

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Description

The "Red Rocket" cultivar of the Bottlebrush hybrid of Melaleuca citrina (Syn. Callistemon) captivates gardeners with its striking red new growth, providing year-round colour even in its rare flowering state. As a medium shrub of narrow habit, it's the perfect specimen for hedging or creating defined garden borders. Native to Australia, its hardy nature ensures it thrives with minimal fuss, while its vibrant foliage remains a talking point.

Position the "Red Rocket" in a sunny location with well-conditioned soil – those with sandy soils should boost its texture and nutrient content with a quality soil conditioner. Once fully established, this resilient plant mostly requires watering during the peaks of Bunuru (summer) heat waves. Early Makuru (winter) is an ideal time to apply a native-plant fertiliser, and occasional pruning post-new growth will maintain its neat hedging appearance.

Botanical Name Melaleuca citrina (Syn. Callistemon citrinus)
Common Name  Lemon Bottlebrush
Cultivar Red Rocket
Classification
Medium Natives
PBR Name
Origin Eastern Australia
Foliage Evergreen
Height 1 - 1.5 M
Width 1 - 1.5 M
Light Full sun
Soil Well-draining, sandy or loamy soils.
Water Requirement Drought-tolerant once established, but will drop leaves to conserve energy if severely dehydrated. Water moderately through hot weather for best results.
Lifespan Perennial
Flower Colour
Flower Time
Toxicity


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