FLINDERS RANGES BOTTLEBRUSH (Callistemon teretifolius) SEEDS 'Bush Tucker Plant'
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Ornamental feature plant in native landscapes or as background plants in larger mixed plantings. Can be used as a screen, barrier or informal hedge.
Medium shrub between 1.2m & 3.6m
- Soil Texture - Clay, Loam, Sand
- pHAcidic - Alkaline, Neutral
- Tolerates - Drought, Lime, Moderate frost
Flowering time: Oct — Dec, The flowers are bright red or orange.
Those seeking nectar from the flowers include eastern spinebills, new holland honeyeaters, noisy miners, red wattlebirds and silvereyes, while crimson rosellas eat the seeds.
Bush food : Bottlebrush flowers have a sweet nectar which can either be consumed by sucking on the flowers or by soaking the flowers in water to make a sweet drink.
Germination: sow direct on the surface, germination 1- 4 weeks
Note: This species is provisionally classified schedule 1, Regulation 24.2 under the Sewerage Act. Written approval is required prior to planting in streets or roads. It should not be planted closer than two metres to any sewer main or connection.