Bottlebrush - Red Cluster

Callistemon citrinus
USDA Hardiness Zones: 8-11


The Bottlebrush shrub gets its name from its cylindrical, brush-like flowers. This variety is drought resistant, and requires very little maintenance once established. The Bottlebrush can bring vibrant color to your garden area at various times throughout the year with its ability to produce these flowers in the spring and then once again in the summer. Although they are drought resistance the Bottlebrush does prefer moist soil, so a drip system is recommended. Attracts nectar feeding birds. The tree loves warm climate, moist soil, and a lot of sunlight. The tree reaches a mature height of 10 feet.

USDA ZONES: Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10, Zone 11.


At Plant Me Green we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care. We ship your plants using FedEx Ground® the following business day after you have completed checkout.

We are now offering $15 flat rate shipping for all tree orders! Replacement tree shipping cost will be $15 per box. We still cannot ship to some states and US territories based off the Agricultural Laws that may be in place. Please see below for all exclusions. 

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Trees: Due to strict Agricultural Laws in place, we currently cannot ship to the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii. We cannot ship to Puerto Rico or international.

Houseplants: Can ship to California and Arizona. 
How to Plant
STEP 1) First, decide on a planting location. Consider carefully what kind of sun, soil, and growing-space your tree or shrub will need.
STEP 2) Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting.
STEP 3) Remove the plant from the pot and place the root ball in the hole. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree or shrub in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system.
STEP 4) Once the plant is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material.
STEP 5) Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets.
STEP 6) When finished, water thoroughly.
Care Guide

Red Clusters will thrive in most acidic to light alkaline soils; they need water but do not thrive in heavy moisture without adequate drainage. Proper mulching will ensure root survival in colder zones (especially zone 8)--with plenty of sun these plants should thrive as long as the climate is moderate and low salt--do not plant on shoreline properties.

Customer Reviews

Based on 19 reviews
Paul Nawrocki
Bottlebrush is heathy; glad I ordered

The “red cluster” bottlebrush will be beautiful in our yard. It is going to make to quite a visual statement, I am certain. It “missed” a 5-star only because it of it not being selectively pruned to have it be more compact and bushy. I trimmed it to the height I wanted and now look great all summer! You guys sold me a very nice plant, indeed!👍

Dan Vannoy

Bottlebrush - Red Cluster

Bill Siceloff
very healthy plants

Packaging was good, plants were healthy, no problems whatsoever.

Julia Bailey
Nice plants

The plants came boxed very well. The plants themselves were healthy and thirsty! I watered them for a few days and then planted them. Very pleased with with the condition of the plants and the way they were shipped. Thank you I buy from you again

got my money's worth

This item came in the best and larger than the others