Callistemon ‘Scarlet Torch’
This new variety has the huge bright red flowers and is irresistible to hummingbirds. It blooms from late spring through summer and intermittently year-round in frost-free climates. This easy-care evergreen shrub has gray-green foliage and makes a fantastic hedge or pruned as a small tree. From breeder Dr. John Ruter at the University of Georgia, this floriferous bottlebrush has a compact form that is perfect for smaller landscapes. It will reach nine feet tall and 12 feet wide in 10 years. Full sun. Zones 8 to 11.