An evergreen shrub or small tree to 15′ to 20′ tall by an equal width, but can be kept smaller with pruning. It has pastel-pink bottlebrush-type flowers that blooms profusely during late spring and early summer. Narrow green-gray leaves are on spreading, often arching branches. Young foliage is soft and tinged with pink.
Callistemon is native to Australia.
Drought tolerant once established. Responds well to pruning. Can withstand salt laden winds.
It is a 2002 UC Santa Cruz Koala Blooms Australian Plant Introduction and may also be the same as plants being called Callistemon ‘Pink Stiletto’ or C. ‘Pink Ice’ by California nurseries not involved in the UCSC Koala Blooms program.
It is believed to be a hybrid or selection of Callistemon sieberi (previously known as C. paludosus).
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P21051, P21132
The one from Norries (larger and more mature) is in the Giants on the left of the boardwalk on the first loop.
We acquired this plant from UCSC - Norries, Annies.