Descriptions of Registered Cultivars
ORIGIN: A seedling of Callistemon ‘Reeve's Pink’ (a cultivar with affinities to Callistemon citrinus) raised by Mr Glen Wilson, Fraser, ACT, in the late 1950’s. Application received by ACRA 30 th November 1977. Applicant Mr Glen Wilson.
DESCRIPTION: A large rounded shrub to 4m high x 4m across; leaves to 5cm x 1.5 cm, lanceolate, glabrous when mature, ending in short slightly pungent point; flower spikes to 10cm x 6 cm, white, terminal, usually solitary. Flowering late spring and summer.
DIAGNOSIS: Callistemon ‘Starlight’ differs from ‘Reeve's Pink’ in flower colour. It is much larger than either C. ‘Clearview White’ (sprawling habit) or C. viminalis ‘Wilderness White’ (weeping form).
COLOUR CODE: RHS Colour Chart 1966
Filaments 155B (white group)
Style 154C (yellow green group)
CULTIVATION NOTES: This cultivar will grow in a wide range of soil and climatic conditions. Benefits from summer watering and pruning after flowering. Propagate by cuttings.
ACRA status: Registered Dec 2001
ACRA REFERENCES: ACC476; ACRA 395,374,493; CBG9105987, 9217478, 9012280
ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 1 December 2001