Callistemon linearisNarrow-leaved Bottlebrush

Tender Shrub

What is Tender Shrub?
Woody plant, usually having a permanent framework of branches.
Susceptible to damage or death at temperatures below 5C.

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Masses of vibrant red flowers in summer

Attracts bees and other pollinators

Ideal for patios and conservatories

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Height Up to 300cm (118in)
Spread Up to 400cm (157in)

Tender Shrub

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Description

Show off this exotic shrub on your patio and it’s bound to attract attention! Callistemon linearis has narrow evergreen leaves on woody stems which provide interest throughout the year, then in summer it treats you to a jaw-dropping display of fiery red ‘bottlebrush’ flowers. Not only do they put on a punchy show of colour, but they attract bees and butterflies too. Ideal for growing in a large container, you can enjoy it as an indoor or conservatory plant through the cool months, then bring it out in summer to display on the patio. Height: 3m (10’). Spread: 4m (13’).

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

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2 x 7 litre potted standard callistemon plants (KB3933)

1 x 7 litre potted standard callistemon plant (KB3921)

1 x 10 litre potted callistemon plant (KB9211)

How to Grow
Pot up bottlebrush plants and grow them on in a cool, bright position until large enough to plant outside. Prior to transplanting, acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over a period of 7 to 10 days. Plant Callistemon in a sheltered position in moist, well drained, non alkaline soil in full sun. Callistemon linearis plants are hardy down to 5°C (41°F). This species of bottlebrush is best grown in a cool conservatory or planted in a patio container that can be moved to a warm position over winter.
More Info
Lightly prune bottlebrush shrubs in autumn after flowering. Reduce the stems to fit the available space, and remove any damaged, crossing or wayward stems. If necessary Callistemon plants will tolerate occasional hard regenerative pruning. Deadhead faded bottlebrush flowers regularly to prolong their display.
Delivery

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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