Callistemon salignus – Willow Bottlebrush

The pink to red new foliage and its yellow flowers are the best qualities of this very adaptable bottlebrush. This is one of the few bottlebrushes that grows into a tree and it can also tolerate waterlogged soils for extended periods as well as being drought tolerant should you get to the other extreme in your garden. The root system can become rather invasive so it is best to keep this plant at least ten metres away from any buildings.

Uses: Screen, windbreak, erosion control, pollution tolerant.


Dimensions: Height: 1 – 10 metres |  Width: 1 – 5 metres

Flowering: Cream to yellow flowers or pink from spring through to autumn

Aspect: Full sun to light shade.
Soil type: Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Planting rates: 2/m2

Maintenance: Responds to a light pruning after flowering to keep compact.

Available sizes: tubestock, 140mm pots, 200mm pots
Availability: contact Bluedale Wholesale Nursery for current availability list or to discuss our pre-grow commercial plant service.