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Callistemon Trio


Tender Shrub

What is Tender Shrub?

Compact habit for small gardens and containers

Exotic bottlebrush flowers including an unusual yellow-flowered variety

Improved winter hardiness

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This trio of new Callistemon varieties features compact growth, evergreen winter foliage, fabulously exotic flowers and improved winter hardiness. It also includes the unusual yellow-flowered 'Honeypot' and the wonderful 'Inferno' which explodes into fiery orange tints in the autumn.

Callistemon are valued for their long display of unusual bottlebrush flowers and elegant, arching branches which can be left to form a bushy shrub or trained up trellis to create a stunning wall specimen. Their stiff, evergreen, narrow foliage provides valuable winter interest and is highly aromatic, emitting a lemon scent when crushed.

Callistemon Trio comprises the following varieties: 

  • Callistemon 'Amarette' - Well-branching and compact habit with lots of short, jointed growth which means even more lovely red-pink bottlebrush flowers. It also features excellent winter hardiness down to -12C. Height and spread: 90 to 120cm (3-4 feet).
  • Callistemon 'Honeypot' - Offering a banquet for bees, butterflies and other beneficial pollinators, ‘Honey Pot’ is also a feast for the eyes, featuring unusual yellow bottlebrush flowers and aromatic evergreen foliage. Excellent compact habit perfect for smaller gardens and containerised growing. Ultimate height and spread: 1-1.5m.
  • Callistemon 'Inferno' - A new variety offering three seasons of interest! Stiff evergreen foliage brightens up dull winter days before bursting into deep-red bottlebrush flowers in late spring and summer followed by glowing orange foliage in autumn. Excellent winter hardiness compared to other varieties. Ultimate height: 120cm (47in). Ultimate spread: 75cm (29in).

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

Flowering Months

3 x 9cm Potted Plants (1 of each variety) (KF1577)

Plant Callistemon in a sheltered position in moist, well drained, non-alkaline soil in full sun. This callistemon is suitable for growing outdoors in mild areas and coastal gardens and is hardy down to 5°C (41°F). In colder gardens, it is best grown in a cool conservatory or planted in a patio container that can be moved to a warm position over winter.
Lightly prune bottlebrush shrubs in autumn after flowering. Reduce the stems to fit the available space, and remove any damaged, crossing or wayward stems. If necessary, callistemon plants will tolerate occasional hard regenerative pruning. Deadhead faded bottlebrush flowers regularly to prolong their display.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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