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Callistemon 'Jeffers' - Purple Bottlebrush Plant

Callistemon 'Jeffers' - Purple Bottlebrush Plant

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Callistemon 'Jeffers' - Purple Bottlebrush

Callistemon 'Jeffers' (Purple Bottlebrush) - This variety bears reddish-purple flowers that fade to lavender. Its growth habit is smaller than the species, and is typically seen to about 6 feet tall by 4 feet wide. Older plants can get to around 10 feet and can be trained up into a small tree.

The foliage is also smaller and narrower. Long, fuchsia-pink, stiff stamens form a long flower cluster that resembles a bottlebrush and blooms year-round, but the bloom peak is in the early summer through fall. The flowers attracts bees and hummingbirds.

Quite tolerant of heat, cold and poor soil. We have been told that this plant has withstood temperatures in Oregon down to around 15 degrees F. Full sun, drought tolerant once established. The genus was named using the Greek words 'kallos' meaning "beautiful" and 'stemon' meaning "stamens" in reference to the long conspicuous and colorful stamens that characterize the flowers of this genus.

You will receive one well rooted plant. Your plant will be shipped with the roots wrapped in damp paper towels and with plastic and ready to plant upon arrival.Β The plant will be between 2 to 3 inches in height and has been growing in a 3.5 inch square pot.
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