Callistemon ‘Great Balls of Fire’ is a hardy evergreen shrub that is a striking foliage plant. This cultivar rarely flowers but should be grown for its wonderful, bright red new growth which is borne on a very compact, bun-shaped shrub. It grows well in a wide range of climatic conditions, from humid tropical areas to cool temperate climates. Once established it is dry tolerant, but it will appreciate deep watering in dry periods. A light trim and an application of a good general purpose fertiliser in spring will ensure a good flush of new growth. This is an easy care plant for the garden, also for container growing.
Flower colour: red
Flowering season: not specified
Maximum height: 1 metres
Minimum height: 1 metres
Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: 1 metres
Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: birds, insects.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical.
Soil types & conditions
Loam: dry, wet, moist, well-drained.
Clay: dry, wet, moist, well-drained.
Sand: dry, wet, moist, well-drained.
Native to: Australia.