Callistemon citrinus 'Mary MacKillop'

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'Mary MacKillop' has bottlebrush flower heads, about 12cm long, coloured a deep maroon blush. The plant flowers profusely from late spring into summer. New growth is deep pinkish red, whilst the mature leaves are a mid-green. Whilst not pendulous, its foliage does weep at the ends.

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This is a lovely shrub or small tree for contrast planting. Could also make a beautiful informal screen.

Position & Soil

It thrives in many different types of soil from dense wet clay, clay loams or open sands and in climates from tropical to cool temperate and arid regions. It also grows well in both sun and light shade.


Bird Attracting
These are tree selections with magnificent flowers and/or dense habitat for bird attraction.
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These trees are tolerant of the typically sandy conditions associated with living along the coast.
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This symbol denotes a tree that retains its leaves, therefore is green, all year round.
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Feature Flower
These trees offer an attractive colour or flower display that is worth noting.
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Formal Screening
These are tree selections that grow tall enough to provide screening from neighbours, walls and garages. They are usually dense growers with a small or thick leaf that is easy to keep in shape.
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This selection of trees are indigenous to Australia and unique to our climatic conditions. Most of the trees we grow are suitable for the south eastern parts of Australia.
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