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Scarlet Bottlebrush

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  • Zones 8-11
  • Height 10’-12’
  • Spread 10’-12’

Evergreen shrub with lance shaped gray-green leaves and dramatic, scarlet bottlebrush-like flowers, spring to summer. Drought resistant once established. Attracts hummingbirds and provides year-round interest. Plant as a specimen, hedge, or privacy screen.

Scarlet Bottlebrush Care

Water well until established- drought tolerant once established. Plant in average, neutral to slightly acidic, well-drained soils. Fertilize in early spring before growth begins. Prune to shape in the summer after flowering.

Scarlet Bottlebrush Spacing

Plant 6’ to 8’ apart, center to center for a privacy hedge or screen. Otherwise plant approximately 8’ feet apart in the shrub border.

Scarlet Bottlebrush Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 8-11
Flower Color(s): Red
Bloom Period: Spring to Summer
Foliage Color(s): Gray-green
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun
Height: 10-12 Feet
Spread: 10-12 Feet
Habit: Rounded
Watering: Below Average
Features: Carefree Color
Scientific Name: Callistemon citrinus
Common Name: Scarlet Bottlebrush

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

5 Reviews - Scarlet Bottlebrush Show Reviews

  • 5

    Posted by ANJA SPRINGTHORPE on May 7th 2021

    My order was delivered very fast and the plants were in great shape. Thank you. I'll order from you again.

  • 5

    Posted by Caroline Chavez on Apr 7th 2021

    Arrived happy, healthy and excited to be part of my garden!!

  • 5
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    Posted by Jamie on Oct 5th 2017

    I'm happy with my order.

  • 5

    Posted by Christy on Oct 3rd 2017

    The flowers on this bush from the pictures are so pretty. Mine hasn't bloomed yet, but I'm hoping this looks fantastic next year!

  • 5

    Posted by Sam on Sep 8th 2017

    Thought this looked like a very interesting plant so I had to order one!