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Callistemon violaceus 'Island Ruby'
Common Name: Purple Bottlebrush Family: Myrtaceae (The Myrtle Family)

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The large reddish-violet blooms makes this bottlebrush special. Frost resistant to at least -5°C though in a protected spot with a little mulch it should be hardier. Full to part sun. Best in well-drained soil.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Native Habitat:
Average to moist soils in sun.

ClassEvergreen  Primary Bloom ColourPurple 
TypeShrub  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height4-6'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread3-5'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Sun Loves Sun Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone8-10  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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