Callistemon pallidus 'Eleanor'

Callistemon pallidus ‘Eleanor’

This compact Callistemon has vivid magenta purple flowers. Xera describes it as having amazing performance at the Oregon Coast where the bright brushes may appear several times a year. To 6′ x 6′ and arching this willowy evergreen accepts light summer water and requires as much sun as possible. Best against a south facing wall in Portland. It may freeze back below about 12ºF, but recovery from the base is rapid.

Callistemon pallidus is generally a white flowered plant, but this is a hybrid with a red variety.

Pronunciation: kal-lis-STEE-mon PAL-lid-dus

Species Meaning: Pale, pallid

Callistemon pallidus is native to Australia.

Cultivation Notes

Virtually any soil. Does appreciate some water during summer, but generally quite drought tolerant. Deer resistance.

Additional Information

This plant was a seedling raised by Xera and planted in their neighbor’s garden, so they honored their neighbor Eleanor by naming it after her.

In Our Garden

Plant ID: P20049

Found in Down Under Up Top,

Near the top of the stairs on the left.

We acquired this plant from Xera.

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Family: Myrtaceae

Genus: Callistemon

Species: pallidus

Variety: Eleanor

Commonly known as: Bottlebrush

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:
Zn8a - down to 10F
Benefits and Attracts:
Bees

Resistant to Deer.

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