Bottlebrush - Red Cluster

Scientific Name: Callistemon citrinus
Best Planted in USDA Hardiness Zone: 8-11.


Plant Quick Guide

Growing Zones:


Mature Height:

8-10 ft

Mature Width:

8-10 ft


Full (6-8 hours)


4-9 ft

Growth Rate:


Flower Color:


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  • Description
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  • Care
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.
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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.

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 12 reviews
Pat McDaniel
Bottle Brush Shopping

First time to order a plant by mail....very satisfied with the condition of the plant upon arrival. Plan on ordering again.

Steph Guaraldi
Mixed Emotions and Product

After purchasing two for Mother's Day, one of them arrived looking a little worse for wear. After watering and giving them both plenty of sun, one still looks as though it's on death's door. The leaves are greyish green and it has not responded to any care.

The other one, however, is thriving and the only problem my mother is having is determining where to put it in her yard.

The package itself was secure and very well prepared for shipping. It's obvious it was made ready with care.

Ultimately, despite one of the bottlebrush plants greeting the Grim Reaper, I am likely to give Plant Me Green another shot.

Patrick Palmer
Green Thumb

Great healthy 3 Foot Bottlebrush
Arrived safely within 48 hours without damage
Boxed securely
Highly recommend

Nancy Jordan
Bottle Brush Plant

Plant arrived in a few days from the order. Tree was in great condition and we planted in our yard. It had a few buds within a short time after planting.

Satisfied customer
Beautiful tree

The tree is bigger than expected. Very healthy tree. I’m very satisfied with the purchase.

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