Bottlebrush Plant Callistemon citrinus Bottlebrush Plant Callistemon citrinus Bottlebrush Plant Callistemon citrinus Bottlebrush Plant Callistemon citrinus Bottlebrush Plant Callistemon citrinus Bottlebrush Plant Callistemon citrinus Bottlebrush Plant Callistemon citrinus
Bottlebrush Plant Callistemon citrinus
Bottlebrush Plant Callistemon citrinus
Bottlebrush Plant Callistemon citrinus
Bottlebrush Plant Callistemon citrinus
Bottlebrush Plant Callistemon citrinus
Bottlebrush Plant Callistemon citrinus
Bottlebrush Plant Callistemon citrinus
Bottlebrush Plant Callistemon citrinus

Bottlebrush Plant Callistemon citrinus

Delicious scent - loved by bees and butterflies
Bottlebrush Plant Callistemon citrinus  - Rating
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Scented / Fragrant
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Wildlife Friendly
  • This unique exotic 'bottlebrush plant' has the most eye-catching fluffy red cylindrical flower heads during late spring and summer - hence the name!
  • It produces the most delicious lemony citrus scent as you brush past it - a scent much different to other common plants in the garden.
  • It's a very versatile plant and perfect as specimen in the lawn, against a wall or fence, or stunning planted in large pots as a tropical feature on the patio.
  • Callistemon will grow to about 1m tall, is extremely drought tolerant and is even winter hardy to -5C in the UK making it a fantastic low maintenance plant for any size garden.
  • Supplied as an established 3 year old plant in a 2.5L pot approx. 50-60cm tall already, ready to plant out or re-pot. 
2.5L Pot - Item: 510046
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Product Description

Who could resist touching the fluffy red cylindrical flower heads that drip from the branches of this evergreen shrub during late spring and summer? Not many. But this native of Australia has more going for it than just its 'stroke me' qualities.  

The tiny leaves that cover its arching branches release a delicious lemony scent when brushed, and its arching branches provide all year round interest. Wherever you plant it its perfect as specimen in the lawn, grown against a wall or fence, or planted in large pots. A real sun lover, give it the brightest spot possible.

You need to water a bottlebrush for its first season, but when established plants are extremely drought tolerant. Despite heralding from warmer climes this plant is incredibly tough and will easily cope with temperatures down to -5C protect it in harder winters by covering with fleece or grow in pots so it can be moved indoors (a shed, front porch, garage or conservatory would be ideal).

What Is Supplied

Item 510046 supplied as:
Supplied as a 3 year old plant in a 2.5L pot, ready to plant out.
Height now 50-60cm

Plant Information

Top Tips

  • Callistemon will flower best when grown in full sun in moist but well drained soil in a sheltered position away from cold winds.
  • Outdoors, Callistemon (Bottlebrush) look great in mixed borders especially if combined with other drought tolerant plants such as salvias and lavenders.

Care Guide

Planting Advice for Callistemon Bottlebrush

  • Generally unfussy as to soil, poor soil benefits from the addition of plenty of organic matter.
  • Once established plants don't need special attention and are generally problem-free.
  • Pot-grown trees can be planted at any time of the year as long as the soil is not waterlogged or frozen.
  • Dig a square planting hole 3 x wider than the roots of the shrub you're planting and mix some well-rotted compost or manure with the soil from the hole and use this to re-fill once the shrub is in place.
  • Before planting soak container-grown shrubs thoroughly and allow to drain.
  • Remove your Callistemon from its pot and tease out a few of the roots.
  • Add Mycorrhizal fungi to the roots when planting to help plants establish quicker.
  • Place your tree in the hole at the same level at the pot, refill, firm, and water well.
  • Mulch around the base of the plant.
  • Plants can also be grown in a pot using a good quality soil-based compost.

Aftercare Advice for your Bottlebrush

  • Although drought-tolerant, Callistemon requires regular watering.
  • Feed with a general-purpose liquid feed in the growing season and top dress in the spring.
  • Callistemon can get out of hand under glass so restrictive pruning may be necessary to keep their shape.
  • Hardy in the UK down to -4°C! In very exposed sites, a fleece cover and mulch will see them safely through the winter. Potted plants can be moved to a cool conservatory or greenhouse.


Pruning Advice for Callistemon

  • Lightly prune after flowering to keep them under control, cutting just behind the spent bloom.
  • Callistemons in general don't like hard-pruning, so just remove spent flowerheads immediately after flowering, or trim new growth to maintain shape.
Planting / Flowering Calendar
Best Time To Plant
When Your Plant Will Flower
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
150cm
120cm

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A rubbish plant that was broken and had diseased leaves on, not what they said you would receive don?t believe what they say you will receive on the Garden program
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Diseased broken plant received if I could have gone - on the star rating I would have
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Service rating : We were happy to replace the damaged plant - in the rare event that things go wrong, we do try and put them right as quickly as possible. I hope you'll now enjoy the fresh bottle brush.
Emma
Product : We were happy to replace the damaged plant - in the rare event that things go wrong, we do try and put them right as quickly as possible. I hope you'll now enjoy the fresh bottle brush.
Emma
Review Submitted: 14/08/2019 - 11:45:47
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Lovely plants well pleased and prompt service
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Great plant, look forward to seeing it bloom
Review Submitted: 13/08/2019 - 13:50:43
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Prompt service and strong , healthy plant
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The bottlebrush plant is a good size and already showing some growth so doesn't look too wimpy in its large pot..
Review Submitted: 29/07/2019 - 11:50:14
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Prompt delivery plant very healthy just waiting for flowers to appear. Thankyou.
Review Submitted: 25/06/2019 - 15:41:19
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Lovely healthy looking plant at a fantastic price.
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Great little guy. Looks happy in the garden. Can't wait for flowering.
Review Submitted: 22/06/2019 - 06:40:56
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lovely plant delivered
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very good condition of the plant very satisfied
Review Submitted: 20/06/2019 - 11:14:39
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The plants arrived on time still waiting for the compost
Review Submitted: 10/06/2019 - 21:00:07
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The service I have had from Garden Bargains, over the last few months, has been really good. Deliveries have been quick and efficient, and any questions I have had to ask, we're answered promptly.
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Very happy with my purchase.
Review Submitted: 31/05/2019 - 15:02:47
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I bought the plant as a present for my friend, it was delivered on the day I asked for on her birthday, she was thrilled with it, a nice healthy plant, at a very good price.
Review Submitted: 13/05/2019 - 15:27:37
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Quick delivery seams to be doing well hope it carries on
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Well packed and healthy plant
Review Submitted: 09/05/2019 - 11:59:58
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I purchased a plant that died on me. They replaced it promptly with no hassle. Excellent customer service
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excellent customer service
Review Submitted: 06/05/2019 - 14:36:54
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OK. Better than their normal slow delivery
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Lot of the "brush hairs" shaken loose. At least they should grow next year.
Review Submitted: 01/05/2019 - 17:58:10
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Delivery great. Kept informed. Ordering easy,
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Great value for money. Lovely plant. Arrived in tip top condition.
Review Submitted: 22/04/2019 - 15:16:27
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Always great service from garden bargains! The plants are always covered in new growth buds or both! Never dried out either.
Only negative thing is some plants are terribly pot bound and needed to be planted in bigger pots before delivery.
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Great size and covered in new growth. Cant wait to get it planted!
Review Submitted: 19/04/2019 - 11:55:42
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lovely plant . arrived very quickly in excellent condition .
Review Submitted: 17/04/2019 - 11:35:02
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Plants in excellent condition, very well packaged and with prompt delivery.
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Plants in excellent condition.
Review Submitted: 17/04/2019 - 12:02:11
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I purchased a bottlebrush plant. The plant arrived quickly and well packaged. It has strong roots and branches is well proportioned and already has several Budds. I am ver y pleased with it and the service from Garden Bargains.
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Strong shrub with good roots and branches. Arrived on time with good strong packaging which is recycled.
Review Submitted: 15/04/2019 - 12:45:51
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Plants received have been in good healthy condition--
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Good heathy condition lush
Review Submitted: 15/03/2019 - 00:14:56
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All the plants look to be healthy and were delivered undamaged. The ordering process was easy and I will be ordering some more plants in the future and would highly recommend this company.
Review Submitted: 27/02/2019 - 14:45:09
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The plants were packaged extremely well and looked very healthy.
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Nice and big and healthy looking.
Review Submitted: 31/01/2019 - 13:58:28
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YOU CAN'T BUY FROM A BETTER PLACE OR GET A BETTER SERVICE
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YOU CAN'T BUY FROM A BETTER PLACE OR GET A BETTER SERVICE
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Garden bargains are really so easy to deal with if you should have a problem nothing is to much trouble for them and it is dealt with straight away , I have never dealt with a company that treats its customers so well.
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Just excellent, no more to be said.
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First class service
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Arrived in perfectly good order, tree itself looks absolutely fine, thank you.
Review Submitted: 22/08/2018 - 12:56:44
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Excellent service plants arrived in good time
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Large plant ..Goid condition.. can't wait to see it in flower next year...
Review Submitted: 14/08/2018 - 07:26:20
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Great service and great communication. Plants are very good value for money
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Slightly disappointed with size and quality
Review Submitted: 09/08/2018 - 18:26:21
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great service, had a poblem with a previous order but it was fixed immediately,magic
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so far so good
Review Submitted: 07/08/2018 - 07:06:38
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super items great service will do more with gardenbargains
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all plants doing great
Review Submitted: 06/08/2018 - 19:28:47
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great service cant fault at all
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arrived in great condition.. looking forward to the plant growing and having great flowers..
Review Submitted: 16/07/2018 - 12:13:07
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Positive response to orders plants of general high quality
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waiting flowering but plants look really healthy at this time as repotted watered regularly in this hot summer cant wait for results
Review Submitted: 11/07/2018 - 09:13:48
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Took too long to arrive
Review Submitted: 25/06/2018 - 06:30:06
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So pleased plants arrived really well packed
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Looks a lovely plant really pleased
Review Submitted: 10/06/2018 - 06:53:53
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Good service and plants are amazing
Review Submitted: 07/06/2018 - 18:40:00
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Excellent service would definitely recommend using this company
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After using a different online gardening center and being very disappointed, I was pleasantly surprised to receive my plant which is very healthy and a really good size. It was well packaged. Would definitely purchase from this garden centre and highly recommend
Review Submitted: 07/06/2018 - 10:11:34
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Nice easy transaction and my delivery came ahead of their estimated date and the plant was in good condition upon arrival.
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The bush came in good condition and seems to be doing well. Once I?ve re potted it it should hopefully do well but too early to comment on that. Delivery was ahead of the estimated date so no complaints.
Review Submitted: 07/06/2018 - 07:19:51
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Excellent packaging and fast delivery.
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Lovely, bushy plant with bottle brushes already visible!!
Review Submitted: 07/06/2018 - 05:42:40
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I'm not at all happy with the plant you sent me it was supposed in a 9cm pot it came in a 6 cm one it looks like the roots had been pot bound for a couple of months what few flowers that where on the plant where dying off also parts of the plant had died too. You should be ashamed to send out a plant in this state.
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I'm very sorry to hear of this - please can you forward photos of the plant to CS@yougarden.com so we can look into this for you.

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Review Submitted: 07/06/2018 - 00:47:45
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Easy to use and plants arrived in excellent condition.
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The plants took two weeks to come and some were broken
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They both had broken branches
Review Submitted: 25/05/2018 - 08:54:53
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Sometimes delivery takes a while possibly stock issues
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Overall pleased with items
Review Submitted: 22/05/2018 - 06:41:31
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excellent products
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arrived well packed good condition
Review Submitted: 21/05/2018 - 09:47:34
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Quick delivery �� lovely plants in excellent condition on arrival
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Beautiful plants, in excellent condition
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happy with purchase ,
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Good service
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Yea look really good
Review Submitted: 11/05/2018 - 07:03:28
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The plant arrived in excellent condition and was well packed
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This plant was very healthy and just coming into flower
Review Submitted: 27/04/2018 - 07:31:42
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Thank you
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Looks like a very healthy plant
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very good,quick service
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lovely quality. plant
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It is a pleasure to deal with this company. They have good quality plants.
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Too early to say how they will grow
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Garden Bargains are really good. I had a few problems caused by the courier & Garden Bargains sorted the problems out for me. I would highly recommend them.. Really helpful customer service.
Review Submitted: 20/06/2017 - 09:39:55
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Service good, some plants poor.
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Firstly, thank you very much for your recent order with us. I am very sorry to see that your order arrived in poor condition. This is not what we expect and I shall be contacting the relevant team to ensure this does not continue to happen. Do you have any images that you could send over to us please?

Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you, any questions or queries please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Katy Rogers
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Review Submitted: 05/06/2017 - 21:45:48
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Had to wait for a replacement plant that died over winter but staff always very helpful.
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Excellent plant. Arrived in perfect condition.
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Superb plants delivered on time
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Always first class service from garden bargains.
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Good strong plant already in flower, very happy.
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easy to order, arrived very well packed
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Lovely
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Customer service very good. Shame delivery can take longer than expected.
Review Submitted: 10/05/2016 - 05:32:26
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