Narrow-leaved bottlebrush (Callistemon linearis)
Narrow-leaved bottlebrush (Callistemon linearis) is a conservatory or greenhouse grown type of plant that can grow 3m – 8m tall and 3m – 8m wide. In this growing guide we’ll learn the cultivation details and how to plant Narrow-leaved bottlebrush (Callistemon linearis).
This plant is commonly known as narrow-leaved bottlebrush.
This is a evergreen plant that takes 10-20 years to reach full maturity.
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Common name: narrow-leaved bottlebrush
Scientific name: Callistemon linearis
Plant type: Conservatory & Greenhouse, Shrubs
Height: 3m – 8m
Spread: 3m – 8m
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: Loam, Sand
Moisture: Moist but well drained
Garden type: City & Courtyard Gardens, Coastal, Mediterranean Garden, Patio & Container Garden
Planting type: Wall-side Borders
Other characteristics: RHS Award of Garden Merit
How to plant
In this section we will learn how to plant Narrow-leaved bottlebrush (Callistemon linearis), know its needs in terms of soil, watering and sun exposure.
Narrow-leaved bottlebrush (Callistemon linearis) 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 linearis likes to grow in moist but well drained soil.
Narrow-leaved bottlebrush (Callistemon linearis) should be grown in full sun places.