Callistemon Salignus 'Willow Bottlebrush' -TREES-Buy In Bulk-Seeds
Ideal sowing temp: 18-25C
Position: Full Sun.
Sowing: Sprinkle on top of soil.
Care: It responds to annual fertilising after flowering.
Sprouting: 14-28 days.
Endemic to New South Wales and Queensland, it prefers a light, moist soil in an open sunny position and is drought frost and wind resistant, making it an excellent garden and street tree.
Known for its bright green willow-like foliage, which gives it its’ common name. Attractive to bees, butterflies, and birds, it will grow in most sites including areas that are water-logged. The trunks are attractive, creamy paperbark, with creamy white flowers appearing late spring. It typically grows to 7m and in ideal conditions, will grow up to 1200mm a year, forming an excellent weeping canopy within 5 years.
The flowers have a sweet nectar which can either be enjoyed by sucking on the flowers or by soaking the flowers in water to make a sweet drink.
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*** note *** Callistemon are known to hybridise so easily that when growing from seed, you may get species you don't expect to get, no matter how particular you are with the seeds! Information adapted from anpsa 7 May 2018 2001 AEST
****Please note: these are seeds (we are NOT selling these as live plants). Quarantine restrictions and costs prohibit us from selling these seeds to WA, Tas, and Internationally.