Sunday, July 31, 2011

Callistemon Tree

Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Callistemon
Species: 
rigidus


Category:
Trees
Height:
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
Spacing:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Danger:
N/A
Bloom Color:
Red
Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
Patent Information:
Non-patented
Propagation Methods:
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From seed; direct sow after last frost
Seed Collecting:
Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds