Callistemon citrinus 'Burgundy'

Callistemon citrinus ‘Burgundy’

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.

Cultivation Notes

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 Compost Heap,

This plant didn’t make it through it’s first winter here.

We acquired this plant from UCSC - Norries.

Family: Myrtaceae

Genus: Callistemon

Species: citrinus

Variety: Burgundy

Height: 5ft to 10ft

Spread: 5ft to 10ft

Growth Habit:
Evergreen
Flowering
Shrub
Sun Needs:
Full Sun
Soil Type:
Well-drained
Season of Interest:
Summer
Zone:
Zn9a - down to 20F
Benefits and Attracts:
Birds

Resistant to Deer.

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