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Products > Calothamnus gracilis 'Spring Torch'
Calothamnus gracilis 'Spring Torch' - Slender Net Bush

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Myrtaceae (Myrtles)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Red
Bloomtime: Year-round
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30° F
Calothamnus gracilis 'Spring Torch’ (Slender Net Bush) An evergreen dwarf shrub to 2 feet tall by 3 feet wide with 4 inch long rigid narrow gray-green leaves that are held erect with new growth flushed a fiery red-orange color in spring. Over a long period appear the dark red flowers held on one side of the stem along with the older growth. Plant in full sun to part shade in most any well-drained soil and irrigate occasionally to infrequently – drought tolerant once established. I tolerates light frost and should prove hardy to at least 28° F. A very attractive small shrub for an accent in the garden – the flowers are unusual but not that showy but the new growth is quite outstanding. This plant was accessioned by the UCSC arboretum as Calothamnus gracilis 94.931 from Mt. Trio in the Stirling Range of Western Australia. A 2012 Australian Plant Introduction from U.C. Santa Cruz Arboretum.  The information provided on this page is based on the research we have conducted about this plant in our nursery library, from what we have found about it on reliable online sources, as well as from observations of our nursery crops of this plant as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens. We also will incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Calothamnus gracilis 'Spring Torch'.