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Callistemon rugulosus

Scarlet Bottlebrush
(previously C. macropunctatus)

Species Description

This link will give you an image of the species as a mature plant, as well as flower, fruit and seed description.

Species description

Cultivation and Uses

This link will give you information about climate parameters, tolerance of climate extremes and adverse soils, biological traits under cultivation, soil factors, uses and potentially undesirable attributes.

Cultivation and uses

Plant Growing Stages


2 Months

4 Months

6 Months


Seed Description

Seed Pre-Treatment


Surface sow, cover lightly with gravel.


Capillary watering


Germination usually occurs within 2-5 weeks.

Pests and Disease

Myrtle rust

When to Sow Seeds / Temperature to Sow

Late Spring-Summer

Seed Collection Timeframe

January - December

Storage and Ripening

Collect seed from cones at least 12 months old. Seed retains viability for a number of years.

Grows from Cuttings