Red Alert, Red Foliage Hedge Plant Or Specimen Shrub | Native Shrubs & Groundcovers

Red Alert™ Callistemon viminalis ‘KPS38’ PBR. Red Foliage Hedge Plant Or Specimen Shrub | Native Shrubs & Groundcovers

Red Alert™ - Native Shrubs and Groundcovers Range

Description

Red Alert™ is a compact Callistemon with vibrant, deep red new growth. It makes for a great low maintenance, native alternative to exotic Photinia. Red Alert needs less pruning to establish a hedge.

Compared to Photinia it has longer periods of red new growth – vivid red foliage for 2 months during autumn and 2 months during spring, plus lighter new growth foliage in other months.

Red Alert™ will grow 2-2.4m high x 1.5-2m wide when left unpruned and 50cm-2m high x 40cm-1.5m wide when pruned.

Uses

Perfect as a hedge or specimen shrub.

Position

Requiring full sun to part shade Red Alert will work in most soil types and is tough and drought tolerant. In fact, more drought tough and frost tolerant than exotic Photinia.

Care

Water well until it is established and prune after red new growth in autumn and spring, or as needed.

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