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Cane's Bottlebrush

Callistemon 'Cane's Hybrid'

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Cane's Bottlebrush (Callistemon 'Cane's Hybrid') at Roger's Gardens

Cane's Bottlebrush flowers

Cane's Bottlebrush flowers

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Cane's Bottlebrush (Callistemon 'Cane's Hybrid') at Roger's Gardens

Cane's Bottlebrush

Cane's Bottlebrush

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Cane's Bottlebrush (Callistemon 'Cane's Hybrid') at Roger's Gardens

Cane's Bottlebrush foliage

Cane's Bottlebrush foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  15 feet

Spread:  15 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  8a

Other Names:  Pink Ice, syn. Pink Stiletto Bottlebrush,

Description:

An ornamental shrub or small tree producing pastel pink bottlebrush blooms that are large and eye catching; blooms in spring, then sporadically through the summer; an excellent hedge or screen

Ornamental Features

Cane's Bottlebrush features showy spikes of shell pink catkins at the ends of the branches from late spring to early summer. It has attractive green foliage with grayish green undersides. The narrow leaves are highly ornamental and remain green throughout the winter. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Cane's Bottlebrush is an open multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting bees and hummingbirds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Cane's Bottlebrush is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Cane's Bottlebrush will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 feet. It has a low canopy, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

Cane's Bottlebrush makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. Its large size and upright habit of growth lend it for use as a solitary accent, or in a composition surrounded by smaller plants around the base and those that spill over the edges. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Screening  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Texture  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features