Gold-tipped Bottlebrush

Callistemon polandii - botanical name

Callistemon polandii

D. Greig © Australian National Botanic Gardens

Evergreen dense shrub (variable 2-4m x 2-3m) from Qld. Ovate lanceolate leaves with bronze hairy new growth. Bright red brush-like flowers with yellow anthers from late winter to summer. Useful as a feature; screen or informal hedge. Bird attracting. Prefers moist soils and coastal conditions. Sensitive to heavy frosts. *Known to damage underground services, do not plant within 6 metres of any wastewater pipe.

  • Plant type
    Shrub
  • Sun/Shade tolerance
    Full Sun, Part Shade
  • Frost tolerance
    Frost sensitive
  • Soil type(s)
    Sand, Clay, Loam
  • Water rating
    Medium
  • Plant origin
    Non indigenous (Qld)
  • Scale
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