Thursday, 3 May 2018

Bottle Brush

Bottlebrush plant anyway. Callistemon Citrinus. I used to a have a Callistemon growing in the conservatory many years ago. Even though the conservatory was heated in those days it died off one hard winter. There used to be a garden centre not far away which had one of these in a greenhouse. It had been growing for years and the display of bright red bottle brush shaped flowers put on a magnificent show every year. The version I have just planted in the front garden is rated at H3 which should be safe down to -5C:

 Callistemon Citrinus DSCN8374

For those who haven't seen a Callistemon:
You can see what the flowers look like here on the RHS site.

The two pots of Chinese Lantern plants are coming on well:

 Chinese Lantern Plant DSCN8375

Chinese Lantern Plant DSCN8376

It's nice to have some more unusual flowering plants and am really looking forward to the results.


  1. I keep answering your posts in the hopes that one day they will sart getting through again John.

  2. I love Chinese Lanterns - I really ought to grow some here - you can dry them easily and put them in vases. Years ago I used to grow "everlasting flowers" (not sure of scientific name) but they were also easy to dry and made good arrangements for the winter months in the house.


Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John

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