The cultivar Callistemon citrinus ‘Burgundy’ is a dense upright evergreen shrub growing to about 10′ all and up to 8′ wide. It has broad stiff, green lanceolate leaves that have a slight lemon smell when crushed. The new growth is a slightly pink with a soft velvety feel.
In late-spring, and to a lesser extent in autumn, it is covered with deep red-purple cylindrical spikes of bottlebrush flowers that fade to a more purple color as they age.
Pronunciation: kal-lis-STEE-mon sit-REE-nus
Species Meaning: Citron-yellow colored
Callistemon citrinus is native to Australia.
Plant in full sun in an open position to maximize the number of flowers and density of the plant.
It is a fast growing and tough plant. It is able to tolerate 2nd line salt, wind, drought, frost and even pollution.
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P21050
Found in Pots,
Waiting to find its forever home in the garden.
We acquired this plant from UCSC - Norries.