Callistemon ‘Pink Champagne’

Family: Myrtaceae

Callistemon ‘Pink Champagne’ develops into a dense, upright shrub that will reach a maximum height of three metres with a spread of two metres. The leaves are lance-shaped, grey-green, aromatic and fairly stiff.

The distinctive feature of this cultivar is the large soft pink flower heads with yellow anthers. Blooms fade to white as they age.

In our cold climate garden flowers appear in large numbers during mid summer with sporadic flowering at other times. The foliage complements the blooms. Honeyeaters are constant visitors to the flowers.

This bottlebrush may be a cultivar of Callistemon citrinus and was developed by a Queensland nursery.

In the garden

Callistemon ‘Pink Champagne’ has proved to be a very hardy, free flowering shrub in our garden.

Remove the brushes as they fade. This will encourage new growth and increase the number of flowers.

Propagation

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By Warren and Gloria Sheather