- Article number: CALCISP01
Callistemon citrinus Splendens originates from the South East of Australia at the beginning of the mountains.
The plant is also called Callistemon and is a very beautiful bloomer in the early summer.
We have different types of stock such as Callistemon Captain Cook, Callistemon Laevis, Callistemon Citrinus splendens etc.
In the winter the leaves remain green. The leaf of this plant is harder and less hairy than, for example, that of the Callistemon Captain cook.
This species has bright red flowers in the form of a brush.
The Callistemon Citrinus splendens is suitable as a tub plant, although it tolerates slightly more cold than other Callistemon species, it is not a good idea to plant it in the ground without good winter protection.
You can then better choose to protect the plant with climate cloth and possibly to heat it from light frost.
Shape pruning can be applied by cutting back the new wood with a ½ length.
The bush is not much higher than 100/175 cm. Is also fine to prune to keep him on a certain size.
Winter hardiness zone 9b (-4ºC).