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