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Callistemon 'Cane's Hybrid' - Cane's Bottlebrush

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Myrtaceae (Myrtles)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Pink
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Synonyms: [C. 'Pink Stiletto', C. 'Pink Ice', Melaleuca]
Height: 8-10 feet
Width: 10-15 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Seaside: Yes
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Callistemon 'Cane's Hybrid' (Cane's Bottlebrush) - An ornamental evergreen shrub or small tree to 15 to 20 feet tall by15 feet wide (easily kept smaller) with pastel-pink bottlebrush-type flowers that blooms profusely during late spring and early summer. Narrow green-gray leaves are on spreading, often arching branches. Young foliage is soft and tinged with pink. Drought tolerant once established. Responds well to pruning. Frost hardy to at least 20F. An excellent plant for screening, as a wind break or for hedging, even near the beach where it endures salt laden wind. A Koala Blooms University of California Santa Cruz 2002 Plant Introduction. It appears that California nurseries not involved with this program are calling this plant Callistemon 'Pink Stiletto' or C. 'Pink Ice'. The genus was named using the Greek words 'kallos' meaning "beautiful" and 'stemon' meaning "stamens" in reference to the long conspicuous and colorful stamens that characterize the flowers of this genus. Melaleuca and Callistemon have long been noted as being closely related and were separated on the basis that Callistemon stamens are free and those of Melaleuca are in bundles. The two genera have recently been combined into the genus Melaleuca. Until such time that the new names have broad recognition we will still refer to these plants as Callistemon.  This description is based on our research and observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We also try to incorporate comments received from others and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Callistemon 'Cane's Hybrid'.