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Calothamnus quadrifidus, Common Net Bush, One-sided Bottlebrush

Calothamnus quadrifidus

Common Net Bush, One-sided Bottlebrush
Family: Myrtaceae
Origin: Australia
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapCan be used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterOrnamental foliageRed/crimson/vinous flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

This is an extremely beautiful, hardy and versatile plant. It flowers for long periods of the year through Summer and Spring showing excellent bright red flowers along the stems. The attractive foliage is fine, neat and pine like providing shelter for small birds and contrasting beautifully with the flowers. This is a tough plant tolerating frost down to about -7 C, wind, coastal exposure and most soil types including wet areas. Growing to 2.5 metres high and wide, it's also suited to sloping sites and is probably the best known and hardiest of the Calothamnus genus.

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