Callistemon pachyphyllus – Wallum bottlebrush

callistemon pachyphyllus is a small to medium sized shrub, usually reaching around 1 metre in height. It’s common name comes from the sandy, coastal heath habitat which is known as “Wallum.

Callistemon pachyphyllus is a hardy plant under a wide range of garden conditions.  Many Callistemons can tolerate less than perfect drainage but usually perform best in gardens with reasonable drainage and regular availability of water.

It withstands strong winds and periods of drought and temporary boggy soils. It flowers best in full sun but also performs quite well in part-shade.

Uses: Makes an excellent screening or hedging plant and is bird and bee attracting.


Dimensions: Height: 2- 3 metres |  Width: 1.5 – 2 metres
Flowering: The bottlebrush flower spikes appear in late spring and autumn and are usually red in colour. Can flower most of the year
Aspect: Full sun to part shade.
Soil type: Prefers a light to heavy soil in a protected moist position
Planting rates:

Maintenance: Responds to annual fertilising after flowering and may be pruned severely if necessary.

Available sizes: tubestock & 140mm pots
Availability: contact Bluedale Wholesale  Nursery for current availability list or to discuss our pre-grow commercial plant service.