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Lemon Bottlebrush

Callistemon citrinus
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Trees & Shrubs Size Chart

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Lemon scented, narrow leaves emerge copper and mature to bright green. Bright red, 6" flowers bloom intermittently. Grown in a natural, bush form. Use as an accent or container plant. 

Plant with Maiden Grass 'Gracillimus'


  • Landscape Size: 20'-25' tall, 20'-25' wide
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun
  • Water Needs: Low
  • Sunset Zone: 8, 9, 12-24
  • Growth Habit: Rounded
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Attributes: Attracts Bees, Deer Resistant, Attracts Hummingbirds, Cold Hardy, Evergreen

These characteristics apply to the greater Sacramento area and nearby regions. 

Live outside of our area? Please check with your local cooperative extension for the best growing practices in your neck of the woods.

Visit: UC Cooperative Extension Offices

Visit: National County Extension Offices

Green Thumb Guide

Tolerant of most soil conditions. Hardy to 20°F. Feed in spring with multipurpose or tree and shrub fertilizer. Prune in summer after blooming. 



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