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botanical name:
Callistemon citrinus 'White Anzac'
Callistemon citrinus 'White Anzac' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Bottlebrush tree
synonyms:  Callistemon citrinus f. albus, Callistemon citrinus 'Alba', Callistemon citrinus 'Moonbeam'
family:  Myrtaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 2.00m
width: 3.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: arching
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: white
stem/bark: brown
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: 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.

other notes:
Found as a seedling at Anzac Cove, north of Sydney.
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