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Care of the plant Callistemon glaucus or Albany Bottlebrush.

Care of the shrub Callistemon glaucus or Albany Bottlebrush

The genus Callistemon, family Myrtaceae, includes 40 species of trees and shrubs native to Australia. Some species are: Callistemon glaucus, Callistemon citrinus, Callistemon pallidus, Callistemon quadrifidus, Callistemon viminalis, Callistemon rugulosus, Callistemon linearis, Callistemon subulatus.

Common name: Albany bottlebrush. This species is native to western Australia.

They are evergreen shrubs that reach 3 meters (9.84 feet) in height. The glaucous leaves are flat and narrow (up to 13 cm/5.11" in length). The flowers are bright red and appear in spikes. They bloom in spring and early summer.

They are used for hedges and screens or as isolated specimens. The growth is relatively fast.

Callistemon glaucus needs full sun exposure and a warm climate like the Mediterranean climate. They resist frosts not very long.

They can grow in any type of soil that has good drainage.

These drought-resistant plants need moderate watering throughout the year; you have to wait until the floor has dried.

They do not need fertilizers.

Prune after flowering to maintain a compact appearance.

They are plants resistant to pests and diseases.

They propagate by seeds sown in spring or by cuttings in summer.

Images of the shrub Callistemon glaucus or Albany Bottlebrush

Callistemon glaucus
Callistemon glaucus
Callistemon glaucus