|Frost||Tender when young |
|Height||2 - 4m |
|Width||2 - 5m|
|Sun exposure||Full sun |
|Soil type||Well-drained |
|Flower colour||Red |
|Bloom time||Spring - Autumn |
Calothamnus Quadrifidus "Common Net Bush" / "One Sided Bottlebrush" This dense fast growing plant has grey-green feathery foliage which has a lovely soft texture. The showy flowers are produced on one side of the branching which are red with gold tipped in colour. These beautiful flowers which are very attractive to the nectar feeding birds are produced over a long period.
Hardy to frost, lime, smog and drought. Prefers a sunny position in well-drained soils will tolerate hot dry conditions. Prune foliage to maintain compact form and promote flowering but do not over fertilize.
This attractive shrub is useful for windbreaks, screening or scattered through the garden, foliage can be used in floral arrangement.
Planting: Cultivate soil before planting. Dig hole twice the width of the container. Remove plant from container and place into the hole so that soil level is the same as the surrounding ground. Fill hole firmly and water in even if the soil is moist.
Care: Always ensure regular watering is provided for your new plants. The plants may need watering for around 12 weeks or until they are established depending on time of year and weather conditions once planted.
Good mulching will assist to reduce weeds and maintain moisture levels. Maintain fresh growth, shape and promote dense habit by pruning after main flowering time. Feed in early Spring with a low phosphorus fertiliser.
Using tubestock is a great advantage for planting in your garden as they will establish quickly with the appropriate care.
Plants are supplied as tubestock in 42mm wide pots. Your plant will be established in its pot and ready to plant out.