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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.  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 Calothamnus gracilis 'Spring Torch'.
 
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