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PhaidraPhaidra Posts: 534
I should like one of these shrubs but I have no idea what it is.  Could someone help, please.  Thank you.


  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,341
    The clue is in the flower I think - A bottlebrush tree
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • BijdezeeBijdezee Posts: 1,484
    That looks like the bottlebrush plant - callistemon. They are not fully hardy in the UK. 
  • PhaidraPhaidra Posts: 534
    Thank you, Pete and Bijdezee.  I've just googled "callistemon" and it looks certainly right.  I shall try to grow this "beautiful stem" in my garden.  I imagine I shall have to place it in a rather protected spot, but that shouldn't be too difficult.  It's rather gorgeous!
  • herbaceousherbaceous Posts: 2,314
    Saw them growing in a central reservation in Fes earlier this year Phaidra, not full size but v big and v magnificent!
    "The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it."  Sir Terry Pratchett
  • PhaidraPhaidra Posts: 534
    I can imagine, Herbaceous.  Unfortunately, I've never been to Fes, or any part of Morocco for that matter.  However, I've seen one in the front garden of a fairly exotic-looking garden, not too far from my house, so I fell in love with it!
  • karen paulkaren paul Posts: 230
    I have 2 of these, a red one and a yellow one, they're proving to be pretty tough, the red one (C. splendida i think) imparticular has been through some tough winters without any protection other than shelter from trees and fencing. I have seen quite a few of these around here in wigan and all look really healthy. Asda were selling small specimens a few weeks ago, maybe they're in stores nationwide?
  • karen paulkaren paul Posts: 230
    They are an evergreen shrub by the way.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,169
    Callistemon citrinus I think

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • LynLyn Posts: 21,998
    I love that, here’s my daughters, she had it for years.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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