New Shrubs For 2014

Callistemon 'Scarlet Torch'

Callistemon ‘Scarlet Torch’
(Monrovia Nursery)

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.

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