Mt. Drummer Bottlebrush
A mysterious and exquisite bottlebrush that we got from Ian Barclay of the fabulous Desert Northwest Nursery years ago and it has been living a happy yet crowded life along our northern fence line here at the nursery. Incredible deep purple flowers are the real show stoppers along with large leaves, soft felty new growth, and a larger growing stature than most of the hardy bottlebrush. Ian originally received this plant from the legendary Jim Gerdemann and its origins are a bit murky but it is an excellent plant. It took quite a hit of cold damage for us this past winter of 2022-23 but is re-sprouting, and in cozier microclimates it should sail through winter with hardly a whimper.
Latin Name: Callistemon sp. ‘Mt Drummer’
Site and Soil: Half-day to full-day sun, and well-drained soil. Quite drought resistant once established.
Hardiness: Hardy to about 15° F
Size at Maturity: 6-10′ tall & 4-6′ wide
Bloom Time: April
USDA Zone: 8b