Scarlet Bottlebrush

As low as $49.59 was $79.99
Availability: In stock

Give Showy Scarlet Bottlebrush A Starring Role

  • Amazing, Yet So Easy-Care
  • Great Flowering Hedge Plant
  • Flowers Keep Coming All Year Long
  • Prune as a Tree or Shrub
  • Ideal for Container Gardens
  • Use as a Specimen, Accent or Foundation Planting

Drama is just a shovel away when you add this Scarlet Bottlebrush (Callistemon citrinus) to your landscape. You'll love the showy look that elevates your yard without much effort on your part.

If you need a fancy accent specimen at the corner of your foundation planting, Scarlet Bottlebrush is an ideal choice.

Plant several 5 feet apart to create a dramatic, exciting and carefree screen or hedge. Youll measure from the center of one to the center of the next. Buying larger plants to start will save you time waiting for your hedge to grow together.

There is a great reason why people love using this plant in their landscapes. Scarlet Bottlebrush provides a commanding amount of visual interest all year long.

More importantly, this evergreen shrub is also wonderfully easy care. Even if your thumb is less than green, this pretty shrub can deliver a star performance for you.

You'll fall fast and hard for its bottle brush-shaped flowers, with their vibrant red color and contrasting tips. The flowers light up when the setting sun hits them, so try to site plantings to the west of your house or outdoor seating area, if you can.

Another fabulous way to use Scarlet Bottlebrush is as a container plant. If youre in Zones 9 10, you can keep container gardens out all year long. Try them up into Zone 5 as a seasonal container Thriller that NO ONE else will have on their property.

Also known as the Lemon Bottlebrush, the leaves emit a fresh fragrance when you brush against them on very hot days. Grab a vase and bring cuttings inside for display. Youll enjoy the wonderful scent inside your house.

Plant a blockbuster in your landscape. Order Scarlet Bottlebrush today!

How to use Scarlet Bottlebrush in the Landscape

This is a versatile plant. It works handsomely in many different garden applications, which is so important when choosing plants.

Use for a small patio tree. Grab your loppers and study the young plant. Select the best trunks to keep and then prune away everything else. You can use 1, 3 or 4 trunks. It all depends on the look you want and the space you have.

Not quite ready for your closeup? Let all the branches grow. The plant will develop into a full, lush privacy screen.

Ideal for containers, grow the Scarlet Bottlebrush as a flowering patio container tree or shrub. In the colder climate zones of 5-8, the Scarlet Bottlebrush can be brought into a well-lit indoor location like a sunroom or greenhouse to overwinter.

The tropical-looking Scarlet Bottlebrush offers a profusion of fluffy carmine-red blooms. You cant miss them!

The Scarlet Bottlebrush, like many divas, loves the sun, so plant in a location that receives plenty of sunlight, flowering can be affected by any amount of shade.

The flowers look lovely in a vase, too, which is why they're often found next to or even inside a cutting garden, so you can plant them where you can pick a few to bring indoors.

Partner Scarlet Bottlebrush with other Mediterranean and waterwise-type plants such as Agave, Strawberry Tree, Sedum, Aloe and Maiden Grass.

#ProPlantTips for Care

Scarlet Bottlebrush tolerates a wide range of soils. It delivers the best performance in acidic, well-drained soils. Use an acid fertilizer like Dr. Earth Acids Lovers Organic and Premium Fertilizer. Simply feed your plant in the spring to maintain good soil pH.

Resistance to heat and drought once it's established make Scarlet Bottlebrush a plant it and forget it" kind of plant. Give it a layer of mulch to cover the root system for even more resiliency.

Scarlet Bottlebrush takes to pruning very well. You can prune to shape it at any time of the year. Snip wayward branches or keep your tree-formed plant in tip-top shape with regular haircuts now and then.

This is a plant to have fun with! Enjoy it in your yard. Order today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

About Plant Sentry™

Plant Sentry is designed to protect both consumers and the nursery trade from invasive plant pests and diseases. Sites that display the Plant Sentry protection badge are protected from consumers buying and nurseries shipping material carrying invasive pests and diseases.

This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.

Click Here to learn more

Plant Sentry


To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
Color Zone Times
3 Spring 2019
4 Now
5 Now
6 Now
7 Now
8 Now
9 Now
10 Now
11 Now

Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

Click here to see our full rates


Scarlet Bottlebrush Is Suited to Grow in Zones 9-11
Growing Zones 9-11
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Callistemon citrinus
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 10 - 15 feet
Mature Spread 10 - 15 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Low Once Established
Growth Rate Fast
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly Yes