Red Alert™ – Callistemon viminalis ‘KPS38’ – Tube stock

$5.50 $5.00


Name: Red Alert™ Callistemon viminalis ‘KPS38’
Common name: Red Alert™
Mature height:
2-2.4m H x 1.5-2m W unpruned; 500mm-2m H x 400mm-1.5m W pruned ^
Pot size: Tube stock

  • New release variety
  • Australian Native
  • A compact bottlebrush hedge with new red growth
  • Needs less pruning to establish a hedge than Photinia

Red Alert™ is a unique bottlebrush that grows stunning new red growth for 2 months of the year in Autumn and another 2 months in Spring.  It is the perfect Australian native alternative to the exotic Photinia.
As an extra bonus, Red Alert very rarely flowers, which can be great for hedges around pools or around a children’s play area.
It requires less pruning, is very drought & frost tolerant, and has new red growth longer than Photina.
Position: Full sun to part shade. Suits sandy to well-drained soils. Tolerates drought and cold. Download brochure



Quantity restrictions: Multiples of 4
Flower colour: Very rarely flowers
Flowering time: N/A
Uses: Hedge, specimen shrub and around pools as it doesn’t attract bees
Available wholesale?: Yes, please contact us for details.
Planting Density: 1-2 plants per m²

^ Sizes are provided as a guide only. Heights are indicative only and final height will depend on site-specific environmental conditions etc. Heights indicated are typical for Victoria. All pictures shown are copyright and for illustration purposes only.

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