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Carefree and Showy Broadleaved Evergreen!

Versatility is the hallmark of the gorgeous Scarlet Bottlebrush (Callistemon citrinus). These vibrant shrubs can be pruned into small patio or street trees, used as specimen or massed into flowering screen hedges. These highly popular, carefree and wonderfully dramatic plants that reach 15 feet tall in 10 years.

The leathery gray-green foliage gives Scarlet Bottlebrush a thick but airy feel year-round. Of course, they aren’t named Scarlet Bottlebrush because of their leaves! They are named for their profusion of flowers that bloom constantly in temperate areas. The showy flowers are carmine-red and fluffy and make a tropical statement in the garden.

They love the sun and tolerate just about any soil mix you can throw at them, 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, so 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!

* Tropical foliage
* Flowers year-round
* Full sun
* Can be used a large shrub or trained into a small tree

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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Scarlet Bottlebrush Is Suited to Grow in Zones 9-11
Growing Zones 9-11
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Callistemon citrinus
Foliage Broadleaved Evergreen
Mature Height 10 - 15 feet
Mature Spread 10 - 15 feet
Soil Type Well Drained
Moisture Water just enough to establish, then water occasionally to maintain medium moisture
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Red
Foliage Color Green
Fruiting Time Persists year round (dry, brown, woody capsules)