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Callistemon ‘Splendens’: A Guide to Growing the Showy Bottlebrush

by Gregory
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Callistemon ‘Splendens’: The Showy Bottlebrush


Callistemon ‘Splendens’ is a stunning bottlebrush plant that adds a splash of color to any garden. With its crimson-red flower spikes and aromatic foliage, it’s a favorite among plant enthusiasts.


  • Height: Up to 5 feet
  • Spread: Up to 5 feet
  • Flower color: Red
  • Foliage color: Green
  • Soil: Prefers well-drained soil

Growing Conditions

Callistemon ‘Splendens’ thrives in:

  • Sunlight: Full sun
  • Temperature: Warm and sheltered
  • Hardiness: USDA Zone 8 or higher

Care Tips

  • Water regularly, especially during hot weather.
  • Fertilize with a balanced liquid fertilizer in spring.
  • Prune after flowering to remove spent blooms and encourage new growth.


  • Wilting leaves: Over-watering or under-watering
  • Brown leaves: Frost damage or too much sun
  • No flowers: Not enough sunlight or nutrients

Additional Information

  • Callistemon ‘Splendens’ is a popular choice for attracting birds and butterflies.
  • It’s considered non-toxic to pets.
  • Companion plants that go well with Callistemon ‘Splendens’ include daisies, lavender, and rosemary.

With its vibrant flowers and easy-care nature, Callistemon ‘Splendens’ is a must-have for any garden.

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