Callistemon salignus Honeypot ('Hutneezz') (PBR)
(shipped in 2-4 working days)
- 9cm pot
- Next / named day
- Position: full sun
- Soil: moist, well-drained, neutral to acid soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: May to August
- Hardiness: half hardy (will need winter protection)
This new bottlebrush produces its bright yellow, poker-like flowers over a long period from mid- to late spring. Compact and hardier than most (it has been able to tolerate winter temperatures as low as -10C for short periods), it will make an unusual and eye-catching addition to shrub borders, larger patio pots or sunny, sheltered gravel gardens.
- Garden care: Tip prune young plants to encourage bushy growth. Established plants should be pruned in stages over two or three summers, cutting back older wood to younger, outward-facing shoots immediately after flowering. Protect plants from excessive cold or waterlogged conditions.