Callistemon viridiflorus ‘Xera Compact’

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USDA Hardiness zone: Zn7b 10º to 5ºF

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One of our very best selections of the cold hardy Mountain Bottlebrush from Tasmania. This unusual variant has smaller leaves held closer together on a compact and dense growing shrub. To 4′ tall and 3′ wide in 7 years. In May-June every branch tip is decked in 3″ chartreuse green bottlebrush flowers. An incredibly heavy bloomer – even when very young. Full sun and virtually any soil with REGULAR summer water. Definitely not as drought tolerant as other hardy Callistemons. Slow growth. Moderate deer resistance. Cold hardy to 5ºF. (Syn. Melaleuca virens)

Xera Plants Introduction.

Photo credit: Loree Bohl (Danger Garden)

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