How to grow Crimson bottlebrush

Crimson bottlebrush growing shrub‎ to tree of the genus Melaleuca also known as Melaleuca citrina, Crimson bottlebrush perennial evergreen used as ornamental plant, bonsai or shade tree drought tolerant, can grow in tropics, subtropics, mediterranean or desert climate and growing in hardiness zone 9+.

Leaves color green in lanceolate shape.

Crimson bottlebrush flower

Flower color red the flower small needle like and grow in inflorescence in bottlebrush shape.

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Requirements for Crimson bottlebrush growing and care:

More than -5C, drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Autumn / Winter / Spring

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Autumn / early winter

How to prune:
Just for desegin

Size of the plant?
7-20 m, 21-60 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Winter / Spring

General information about the flower
Red small flowers needle like and grow in inflorescence in bottlebrush shape

Scientific name:

Melaleuca viminalis

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