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Advantages of Using Native Plants in Gardens

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Our Australian native’s plants are greatly desired overseas, and it is any wonder, they are tough, reliable plants that work and look wonderful in many garden styles. In the past Australian native plants have often been thought of as untidy, but with breeders producing new cultivars, there is now tidier, even tougher Australian Native plants suitable for every garden.

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Macarthur™ Callistemon is a better flowering native shrub with fresh green toned foliage

Macarthur™ Callistemon is a better flowering native shrub with fresh green toned foliage

Macarthur™ Callistemon viminalis 'LC01' PBR

Macarthur™ Callistemon is a mid sized, mass flowering dense shrub. There is a real gap in the market. You have little John or Better John for small bottle brushes, and many that get bigger, but few that fit that dense mid sized callistemon category.

Macarthur™ Callistemon is a cross between the popular Little John, and captain cook varieties. Macarthur™ Callistemon  not only flowers more profusely, but has the dense form you need from a bottle Brush. It works well in humid or hot dry climates, and also does well in frost. A prune every three to 4 years will help it keep tidier.

Macarthur™ Callistemon viminalis 'LC01' PBR

This Macarthur™ Callistemon (above) is 6 years old and unpruned.

Macarthur™ Callistemon viminalis 'LC01' PBR

These Macarthur™ Callistemons are about 2 and a half years old, and already looking great, without any pruning.

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Scarlet Flame™ Callistemon is an ultra-compact shrub with rustic red new growth

Scarlet Flame™ Callistemon is an ultra-compact shrub with rustic red new growth

Scarlet Flame™ Callistemon viminalis 'CC19' PBR

As far as Callistemon or Bottle Brush go, Scarlet Flame™ Callistemon is very dense and compact. It was breed from the very popular Callistemon Captain Cook. Scarlet Flame™ Callistemon is not only about half the size, but has dense foliage that responds well to a yearly prune. Scarlet Flame™ Callistemon makes a great medium sized hedge, or screen, or can simply be planted as a specimen.

Scarlet Flame™ Callistemon viminalis 'CC19' PBR

After 5 years and three times being pruned, Scarlet Flame™ Callistemon only reached this high

In Autumn and early Spring, and sometimes in Winter, Scarlet Flame™ Callistemon flushes masses of beautiful red toned foliage. With Scarlet Flame you get red more often. Red toned foliage, followed by masses of these beautiful red flowers.

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