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Callistemon rigidus (Stiff Bottlebrush) seeds - RP Seeds

Callistemon rigidus (Stiff Bottlebrush) seeds


This magnificent evergreen Australian shrub is one of the hardiest of all Bottle Brushes, though it will need protection in severe winters or cold regions. Best planted in a sheltered position or fan trained against a south facing wall. This shrub has very narrow, sharply-toothed leaves and bears gorgeous, deep red bottle brushes with silky petals in late spring and early summer.

Hardy Shrub (to -5C)
Flowers: Late spring/early summer
Height: 2m
Position: Sun

Packet of 200 seeds



Sowing Instructions: Sow at any time of the year.  Sow onto the surface of moist, free-draining seed compost (eg. John Innes). 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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