Scarlet Bottlebrush Overview
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Showy Scarlet Bottlebrush Broadleaved Evergreen

  • Tropical Foliage
  • Flowers Year-Round
  • Versatile

Drama is just a shovel away when you add this Scarlet Bottlebrush (Callistemon citrinus) to your garden. You'll love its showy look that sets it apart as a true garden diva.

The Scarlet Bottlebrush is ideal as an accent specimen, or put it to work creating a dramatic and exciting screen or hedge. You'll fall fast and hard for its bottle-brush-shaped flowers, with their vibrant color and contrasting tips that remind you of garden lights when the sun strikes them.

The Scarlet Bottlebrush provides a year-round bounty of visual interest. This evergreen shrub is wonderfully carefree, which makes it a favorite with green thumbs and those whose thumbs are a little less than green. It tolerates a wide range of soils, making it a super adaptable addition to your garden. It's also resistant to heat and drought once it's established, so you can essentially plant it and forget it, though its striking color makes it an unforgettable garden favorite.

If versatility is what you crave when choosing plants for your garden, then this is one shrub that won't disappoint. This handsomely vibrant Scarlet Bottlebrush can be massed into a flowering screen hedge or pruned to your chosen shape for a small patio or street tree.

One look at this shrub and it's obvious from where it's name is well-derived: its magnificent flowers. The star of the show, don't be surprised when other flowers planted nearby start to become envious of the attention the Bottlebrush demands. Somewhat tropical-looking by nature, the Scarlet Bottlebrush offers a profusion of fluffy carmine-red blooms that is hard to miss and never lost on passersby.

The Scarlet Bottlebrush, like many divas, loves the sun, so you don't have to be fussy about where you place them (as long as it's not complete shade - they need full sun to give you the rich flowering effect you want.)

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

They give you buckets of blooms with very little work required. Order yours 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

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 .655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
3.5" Container Equal to .67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume
4" Container Equal to .87 dry quart / .96 dry liter 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
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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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 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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Scarlet Bottlebrush Is Suited to Grow in Zones 9-11
Growing Zones 9-11
More Information
Botanical Name Callistemon citrinus
Foliage Broadleaved Evergreen
Mature Height 10 - 15 feet
Mature Spread 10 - 15 feet
Soil Type Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Red
Foliage Color Green
Fruiting Time Persists year round (dry, brown, woody capsules)