Descriptions of Registered Cultivars
ORIGIN: This cultivar was selected from a batch of Callistemon citrinus seedlings about 1980 by Mr George Lullfitz, 7 Chapman Road, Wanneroo, WA. It was selected by the Tree and Shrub Growers of Victoria "for excellence" in September 1980. Application for registration from Tree Growers of Victoria, 62 Robinsons St., Dandenong on 10 January 1980.
DESCRIPTION: Grows 2-3 m wide by 2-4 m high as a medium upright shrub. Leaves are 4-7 cm by 1cm lanceolate ending in sharp point, leathery prominent central and marginal nerves, young growth covered in long hairs, glabrous when mature. Flower spikes to 12 cm by 5 cm, mauve red terminal, often in clusters densely arranged.
DIAGNOSIS: With close affinities to Callistemon citrinus, this cultivar is said to be similar to C. 'Red Clusters' but flower spikes are 2 to 4 cm longer and 1 cm wider. The flower colour is red-mauve to pink against red in C. 'Red Clusters'.
CULTIVATION NOTES: A very ornamental shrub, it will grow in most situations with partial or full sun. Propagate from cuttings. It is available in many retail outlets.
ACRA REF ERENCES: ACC235
ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 16 October 1992