— Callistemon viminalis ‘LC01’ MacArthur™ PPAF —
MacArthur is the result of a controlled cross between two of the most successful Australian bottlebrush of all time: Callistemon ‘Captain Cook’ and C. ‘Little John’. To be specific, it is an F2 cross between a ‘Captain Cook’ breeding line and a ‘Little John’ breeding line and was selected for its semi-dwarf size, vigorous growth and great flower habit. Simply put: it inherited the flower and vigor from ‘Captain Cook’ and a smaller stature from ‘Little John’, making it easy to grow yet well-behaved in the landscape. Breeder: Graham Brown, as part of a breeding program sponsored by the University of Sydney Plant Breeding Institute and Nuflora.
- Semi-dwarf size but a vigorous grower
- Responds well to pruning
- Loads of vivid red flowers!
Life Cycle: Perennial
Hardiness Zones: 9 to 11
H x W (approx): Approx 6ft tall by 5ft wide after 5 years
Spacing: 5-6ft on center for hedge plantings
Bloom Time: Spring and fall
Flower: Large terminal bottlebrush inflorescences cover the plant, each approx. 4 to 6
inches long, consisting of numerous deep-red florets with long exserted stamens.
Foliage Color: Deep emerald green
Habit: Round, “bushy” and dense
Containers?: Best used as a landscape item
Light Requirement: Full sun to partial shade
Water Requirement: Prefers regular irrigation but drought tolerant once established
Maintenance Category: Low Maintenance; salt tolerant
Uses: Drought tolerant accent, flowering hedge, salt laden landscapes
Maintenance Notes: Looks it best in full sun with regular irrigation. Responds well to pruning.