Australian Native Plants

  Callistemon 'Kings Park Special'

Callistemon 'Kings Park Special' photo
Callistemon 'Kings Park Special' Hybrid Bottlebrush Tree

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Callistemon 'Kings Park Special' photo
Callistemon 'Kings Park Special' at San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas, California

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Growth Characteristics information is sourced from: State Flora Catalog, Government of South Australia Licensed under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license.


Callistemon 'Kings Park Special' is a small tree grows from 3 to 5m tall and 3 to 4m wide. It produces bottlebrush flower spikes that grow up to 13 cm long and 6 cm wide, and are bright red in colour. The cultivar was grown from a seedling at Kings Park and Botanic Gardens in Perth. It was accepted for registration with Australian Cultivar Registration Authority (ACRA) in October 1986.

Western Australia

Growth Characteristics
Height (m): 3 - 5
Spread (m): 2 - 4
Soil Texture: sand, loam, clay
Soil pH: acid soils, neutral soils, alkaliine soils
Frost Sensitivity: moderately sensitive
Minimum Rainfall (mm): 500
Flower Colour: red
Flower Season: spring, summer

(source: SA State Flora Catalog)


Wildlife Interest
birds, nectar

Variety:'Kings Park Special'

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