Pink tips (Callistemon salignus)
Pink tips (Callistemon salignus) 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 Pink tips (Callistemon salignus).
This plant has several common names including: pink tips, willow bottlebrush or white bottlebrush.
This is a evergreen plant that takes 10-20 years to reach full maturity.
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Common name: pink tips, willow bottlebrush, white bottlebrush
Scientific name: Callistemon salignus
Plant type: Shrubs, Trees
Height: 3m – 8m
Spread: 3m – 8m
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: Loam, Sand
Moisture: Moist but well drained, Well drained
Garden type: City & Courtyard Gardens, Coastal, Mediterranean Garden, Rock & Gravel Garden, Sub-tropical
Planting type: Low Maintenance
Other characteristics: RHS Award of Garden Merit
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 Pink tips (Callistemon salignus), know its needs in terms of soil, watering and sun exposure.
Pink tips (Callistemon salignus) 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 salignus likes to grow in moist but well drained or well drained soils.
Pink tips (Callistemon salignus) should be grown in full sun places.