READY SOON. A distinctive shade for a bottlebrush, and a rather lovely name too. Expect the usual arching stems and willowy evergreen leaves, with those distinctively coloured flowers (lilac pink is a good description of them) appearing in spring into summer. Sunny sheltered spot. Any reasonable soil. To 6 feet or more. 2 litre pot.
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Pruning is best done immediately after flowering. Easy to keep to keep to your preferred height by doing this.
Callistemon Mauve Mist Will take down to -5C or so. If it's awfully cold, wrap it up in some cosy fleece.
Here is a good general introduction to Callistemons - from Australia, the home of the bottlebrush:
Callistemon Mauve Mist is a fairly hardy evergreen shrub with willowy leaves and lilac pink bottlebrush flowers in spring and summer suitable for a sunny position.
Photo by Leonora Enking (Flickr).