Clemson Hardy Bottlebrush
A selection from Clemson, SC this cold hardy Callistemon is known to survive negative temperatures, proving to be one of the hardiest bottlebrush varieties. Pendulant branches are decorated by dark green slender leaves. In April, scintillating flowers bloom a striking red and continue periodically through the summer.
Latin Name: Callistemon rigidus
Site and Soil: Half-day to full-day sun, and well-drained soil. Quite drought resistant once established.
Hardiness: Hardy to about 15° F, but will resprout from the roots
Size at Maturity: 4-6′ tall & 4-6′ wide
Bloom Time: April
USDA Zone: 7a