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Callistemon citrinus 'White Anzac'
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common name: Bottlebrush tree
synonyms: Callistemon citrinus f. albus, Callistemon citrinus 'Alba', Callistemon citrinus 'Moonbeam'
growth rate: medium
growth habit: arching
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: white
main season: Summer
moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 9 to 10
Freely produced white, sometimes pink tinged, bottlebrush flower spikes in spring and summer. Arching branches of stiff, lance-shaped, dark green leaves. Spreading habit.
Well drained, preferably neutral to acid soil in full sun. Dislikes shallow chalky soils. Warm, sheltered position and may need winter protection in cold areas.
Prune after flowering, cutting back to healthy sideshoots. Extensive pruning should be spread over several years.
Can be successfully trained as a wall shrub.
From semi-ripe cuttings in summer.
Found as a seedling at Anzac Cove, north of Sydney.