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Callistemon pallidus - Lemon Bottlebrush

Callistemon pallidus (Lemon Bottlebrush) seeds

£1.60

A lovely bottlebrush with 10cm spikes of cream flowers in spring and summer and narrow, dark green leaves. Upright in habit and evergreen, this tough shrub can be used for hedging and screening and it is very tolerant of coastal winds.

Hardy Shrub - to about -8C.
Flowers: Spring and summer
Height: 1.2-1.8m
Position: Full sun or semi shade

Packet of 100 seeds

 


GROWING GUIDE

Sowing Instructions: Sow at any time of the year.  Sow onto the surface of a moist, free-draining peat based seed compost (eg. Levington). Do not cover seed and do not exclude light which is beneficial to germination. Propagate at 13 to 18C in a propagator, greenhouse or on a windowsill indoors sealed in a polythene bag. Germination should begin to take place in 14 to 60 days. As soon as some of the seedlings begin to emerge, ventilate gradually, maintain a temperature of around 13C and take care not to over-water.

Growing Instructions: Grow the seedlings on, shaded lightly from direct sunlight and when large enough to handle, pot up individually into 8 or 9cm pots. When large enough, plant out into well-drained soil in a sunny position. Young plants will need protection from frost for the first few winters. If planted outside, wrap in fleece and if in pots, move to a cold, well-ventilated greenhouse.


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