Lemon bottlebrush (Callistemon pallidus)
Lemon bottlebrush (Callistemon pallidus) is a shrub that can grow 3m – 8m tall and 3m – 8m wide. In this growing guide we’ll learn the cultivation details and how to plant Lemon bottlebrush (Callistemon pallidus).
This plant is commonly known as lemon bottlebrush.
This is a evergreen plant that takes 10-20 years to reach full maturity.
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Common name: lemon bottlebrush
Scientific name: Callistemon pallidus
Plant type: Shrubs
Height: 3m – 8m
Spread: 3m – 8m
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: Loam, Sand
Moisture: Moist but well drained
Garden type: City & Courtyard Gardens, Coastal, Informal Garden, Mediterranean Garden
Planting type: Hedging & Screens, Low Maintenance, Wall-side Borders
Shrubs are fundamental elements in any garden.
They add color and interest throughout the seasons with their wide variety of flowers, foliage, fruits, trunks and stems.
Whatever the size or style of your garden, the permanent woody structure or the foliage of evergreen shrubs will give the space shape and dimension.
How to plant
In this section we will learn how to plant Lemon bottlebrush (Callistemon pallidus), know its needs in terms of soil, watering and sun exposure.
Lemon bottlebrush (Callistemon pallidus) is a plant that prefers to grow in loam or sand.
The loam soil is dark, rich in organic matter but balanced in minerals. It offers the best of all worlds, retaining enough water for the plants, but allowing excess moisture to drain away. This is the most desired type of garden soil, perfect for most plants.
Sandy soil is light, porous and very easy to drain. It is a soil poor in organic matter and nutrients. It is composed of relatively large mineral particles that allow water to drain quickly.
As for pH, it is a plant that grows ideally in soils with pH acid or neutral.
Regarding drainage, Callistemon pallidus likes to grow in moist but well drained soil.
Lemon bottlebrush (Callistemon pallidus) should be grown in full sun places.