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CURRENT MOON
 
Bottlebrush
 

                                                                  

Callistemon citrinus                                                                          

kal-LIS-ta-mon ki-TREE-nus                                                              
Spacing 4-5
8-12 Spread 4-8
Evergreen Sun

HABIT:   Showy red bush like flowers in spring, sporadic through summer.

CULTURE:  Large upright growing shrub with red flowers throughout the growing season. Long,  slender, medium green leaves.

USES:   Colorful hedge or screen plant for the South.

PROBLEMS:  Freeze damage in most of Texas. Not reliably hardy above Houston.

 


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