Callistemon sieberi River Bottlebrush – native

Callistemon sieberi or River Bottlebrush – as the name suggests occurs naturally along rivers and water courses in the higher rainfall regions of South Eastern Australia in New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania. River bottlebrush grows to around 3 metres in height and has attractive yellow bottlebrush flowers in Spring. The River Bottlebrush has a willowy appearance with numerous, slender and often drooping branches. The leaves are grey-green and tapering at both ends, young leaves are silky and have a red colour.

Callistemon sieberi despite having an association with rivers and water is remarkably hardy and adaptable as well as fast growing, It is used extensively in revegetation programs throughout the regions to which it is suited.

Uses: hedge, feature plant, screen, windbreak. Attractive foliage,  stream side vegetation.


Dimensions: Height: Range form 1 – 8 metres |  Width: up to 3 metres

Flowering: Flowering is prolific and long lasting, occurring from November to March. Cream or pale yellow coloured

Aspect: Prefers a sunny aspect but can also be grown in part shade
Soil type: It prefers a moist soil, but will tolerate dry conditions.
Planting rates: 2/m2

Maintenance: Regular watering while the tree is young and annual fertilization until it matures. Water young trees weekly in the absence of rain, applying the water slowly to saturate the soil as deeply as possible. May be pruned annually to maintain compact habit

Available sizes: tube stock & 200 pots
Availability: contact Bluedale Wholesale  Nursery for current availability list or to discuss our pre-grow commercial plant service.