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Callistemon pallidus

To swap with Vaughan Wright

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Only one of the seed packets brought from Australia which actually survived a couple of Welsh winters.

Plant Size
20cm × 10cm

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Plant Finder: about Callistemon pallidus

Common names

Lemon bottlebrush, Bottlebrush


Callistemon pallidus (Lemon bottlebrush). This species is an upright spreading shrub the leaves lance-shaped and green-grey and about 10cm long. The flowers are cream-green spikes from late spring to mid-summer.


They are frost to half hardy, but in cool areas might need a little protection. They will require full sun and fertile well drained soil. In cool areas all except C.sieberi need protection of a south or west facing wall.

Interest and use

Grown for their clustered flowers which resemble bottlebrushes. Suitable for coastal conditions.

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Callistemon pallidus | Neath, Neath Port Talbot, SA10 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist

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Neath, Neath Port Talbot, SA10
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