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•Status in Florida: Cultivated, non-native

•Size at Maturity: Dwarf Bottlebrush Shrub typically grows as a compact shrub, reaching heights of about 3 to 5 feet tall and spreading up to 3 to 6 feet wide.

•Phenology: Evergreen shrub with cylindrical flower spikes resembling bottlebrushes.

•Life Cycle: Perennial

•Bloom Season: Dwarf Bottlebrush Shrub produces flowers intermittently throughout the year, with peak flowering often occurring in spring and summer.

•Deciduous, Dioecious, Evergreen: Evergreen

•Sunlight Requirements: Full sun to partial shade

•Soil Texture: Well-drained, fertile soil; tolerant of various soil types

•Soil pH: Tolerant of a wide range, but prefers slightly acidic to neutral (pH 6.0-7.0)

•Moisture Requirements: Moderate moisture; water regularly to keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged

•Tolerance to Salt Spray: Moderate tolerance

•Recommended Landscape Uses: Dwarf Bottlebrush Shrub is often grown as a landscape shrub in subtropical and tropical gardens, where it adds color and interest with its unique flowers. It can also be grown in containers or used as a low hedge.

•Maintenance Tips: Prune Dwarf Bottlebrush Shrub lightly after flowering to maintain shape and encourage bushiness. Remove spent flowers to promote continued blooming.

•Considerations: Dwarf Bottlebrush Shrub is valued for its attractive flowers, which attract pollinators such as butterflies and hummingbirds. It may require periodic pruning to control size and shape.

•Deer and/or Rabbit Resistance: Moderately resistant; deer and rabbits may occasionally browse on bottlebrush foliage, but it is not typically preferred by these animals.

•Edible: Dwarf Bottlebrush Shrub is not typically consumed by humans and is not considered edible.

•Medicinal Uses: Dwarf Bottlebrush Shrub is not known for significant medicinal uses in humans.

•Toxicity to Pets: While Dwarf Bottlebrush Shrub is not typically toxic to pets, ingestion may cause gastrointestinal upset. It should be planted with caution in areas accessible to animals.

Dwarf Bottlebrush Shrub - Callistemon spp., non-native


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