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Original price Rs. 199.00
Current price Rs. 159.00
Common name:
Bottle Brush, Red Bottle Brush
Regional name:
Marathi - Lal Bottle Brush
Trees, Shrubs
Myrtaceae or Jamun or Eucalyptus family
Sun growing, Semi shade
Normal, Can tolerate less, Can tolerate more
Primarily grown for:
Flowering season:
Year-around flowering, Flowers in flushes throughout the year
Flower or Inflorescence color:
Foliage color:
Plant Height or length:
8 to 12 meters
Plant Spread or Width:
4 to 6 meters
Plant Form:
Upright or Erect, Weeping

Plant Description:

Callistemon lanceolatus, also known as Lanceleaf Bottlebrush or Willow Bottlebrush, is a small tree or large shrub that is native to Australia. It is a member of the Myrtaceae family and is known for its attractive, bright red flowers, which are produced in clusters on the ends of the branches. The flowers are shaped like a bottlebrush and are about 2 inches long. The leaves of the plant are narrow and lance-shaped, and the plant has a slender, upright growth habit. Callistemon lanceolatus typically grows to a height of 15-25 feet and has a spreading, open growth habit. It is a popular ornamental plant in gardens and is often used as a hedge or as a specimen plant.

Growing tips:

Here are some general care guidelines for Callistemon lanceolatus:

  • Light: Callistemon lanceolatus prefers full sun to partial shade. It will tolerate some shade, but it will flower more heavily in a sunny location.

  • Water: Water the plant regularly to keep the soil moist, but not waterlogged. Allow the soil to dry slightly between waterings. During hot, dry periods, the plant may need to be watered more frequently.

  • Soil: Callistemon lanceolatus grows best in well-draining, sandy soil that is rich in organic matter. It is a good idea to mix in some compost or other organic matter when planting the shrub.

  • Fertilizer: Feed the plant with a balanced fertilizer during the growing season to promote healthy growth and abundant flowers. Follow the instructions on the fertilizer label for proper application rates.

  • Pruning: Prune the plant as needed to remove any dead or damaged branches and to maintain its desired shape. Pruning can be done at any time, but it is best to do it after the plant has finished flowering.

  • Pests and diseases: Callistemon lanceolatus is generally resistant to pests and diseases, but it can be prone to infestations of aphids and scale insects. These pests can be controlled with insecticides or by using natural control methods such as hosing the plant down with water or using neem oil.

Benefits :

Callistemon lanceolatus is a popular ornamental plant due to its attractive flowers and upright growth habit. Some of the benefits of growing this plant include:

  • Ornamental value: The bright red flowers of Callistemon lanceolatus are a standout feature of the plant and add a burst of color to the garden. The flowers are produced in clusters and are shaped like a bottlebrush, making them a favorite of hummingbirds and other pollinators.

  • Ease of care: Callistemon lanceolatus is generally easy to grow and requires minimal maintenance. It is drought-tolerant once established and is resistant to most pests and diseases.

  • Attracts wildlife: In addition to attracting hummingbirds, Callistemon lanceolatus is also a food source for butterflies and other pollinators. This makes it a valuable plant to include in a wildlife garden.

  • Versatility: Callistemon lanceolatus is a versatile plant that can be used in a variety of garden settings. It can be grown as a hedge, as a specimen plant, or in a mixed border. It is also well-suited for use in larger container gardens.