Pretty in Pink: Callistemon ‘Pink Champagne’

There are so many varying coloured Callistemons available now, there isn’t really any reason to only associate them with the traditional red anymore.
I am a big fan of the softer coloured bottlebrushes, the greens pale yellows and pinks, the soft pinks in particular are some of my favourites.

This is Callistemon ‘Pink Champagne’ a very versatile medium shrub with an upright habit and varying shades  of pink bottlebrush flowers that fade with age.

This specimen was growing in a Canberra carpark and flowering in early Winter! Most Callistemons will flower both in Spring and Autumn, the Autumn flowering is usually a little less prolific than the Spring flush.

Callistemon ‘Pink Champagne’ makes a wonderful screening hedge or medium feature shrub for wildlife habitat. It will cope with a heavier clay soil and responds well to annual pruning after flowering. It has a  fairly narrow habit growing 3 metres high x 1.5 wide, it is a useful plant for growing in windy exposed sites and will handle a heavier clay soil and temporary water logging at the root zone.

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