Red Alert™ – Callistemon viminalis ‘KPS38’
- New release variety
- A compact bottlebrush hedge with new red growth
- Needs less pruning to establish a hedge than Photinia
Red Alert™ Callistemon is a unique bottlebrush with vivid new red growth for two months in autumn and two months in spring, with lighter new red growth for even more months. It’s a native alternative to Photinia that requires less pruning, is very drought and frost tolerant, thrives in windy situations and suits most soil.h hedge with new red growth Needs less pruning to establish a hedge than Photinia
Uses: Hedge or specimen shrub.
Position: Full sun to part shade. Suits sandy to well drained soils. Tolerates drought and cold.
Care: Water as required for 8-13 weeks until established. Plant in a well mulched garden. If required use slow release fertiliser in spring. If desired prune to shape 1-3 times a year after flowering