Callistemon pityoides 'Mt. Kosciusko'

Evergreen Shrub

"Dwarf alpine Bottlebrush that we like most as a clipped hedge. Dense rounded shrub composed of fine olive green needles. To 3′ x 3′ in time. Full sun and very little water when established. It can also tolerate regular summer irrigation. Sporadically, in spring starry cream colored bottlebrush flowers appear. Extremely hardy to cold and very deer resistant evergreen. Alpine Australia. This durable shrub with a fine texture makes a fantastic clipped hedge. It can be trained as one solid shrub or separated into spheres. Pruning is done just once a year in early summer. This can sacrifice blooms but the effect is striking for a small cold hardy, drought tolerant, low prune hedge."— Courtesy Xera Plants

Growing Conditions

Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Exposure: Full Sun, Afternoon Sun, Reflected Heat

Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Low, Occasional


Size: 24 - 36 tall x 24 - 36 wide
Shape / Form: Compact, Rounded
Foliage Texture: Fine
Foliage Quality: Fine

Features: Attracts Hummingbirds, Dwarf / Compact Plant, Drought-tolerant / Water wise, Attractive Foliage, Low Maintenance

Foliage Color: Green, Yellow

Flower Color: Chartreuse / Lime
Bloom Season: May, Jun, Spring, Summer

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Hell Strip, Mixed Border, Small Gardens, Structure / Foundation
Special Situations: Courtyard / Urban Garden, Deer Resistant, Low Water / No Water
Wildlife: Deer Resistant, Hummingbirds

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Year-round Interest
Position / Role: mid-plane filler
Plant Behavior: Slow Growing
Collections: Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plant Combos