The Crimson Bottlebrush is a flowering tree from Australia that has brilliant, crimson red flowers that grow in clusters on the branches. It is a small evergreen tree with a short, crooked trunk, light brown, fibrous bark and pendulous branches. It is an adaptable, durable plant that is tolerant of heat, drought and sandy soils. It is widely grown in warm regions as a specimen or street tree. Flowers in the spring and summer or throughout the year in frost free regions. Hardy in zones 9-12.
Growing Instructions for the Crimson Bottlebrush
The seeds like moist, well-drained soil. Use a sterile seed starter mix, if available. It prevents soil fungi from damaging the seeds and the seedlings. If not available, then make a mixture of half potting soil and half sand, perlite or vermiculite. Put the soil in a pot. 4. Sow the seeds on the soil. 5. Water the soil so that it is moist but not wet. 6. Place the pots in an area with warm temperatures in bright, indirect light. The seeds germinate in 2 weeks. 7. When the seedlings are a few inches tall, they can be transplanted.