20 years to reach maturity
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Crimson Bottlebrush 'Splendens' Overview
Melaleuca citrina 'Splendens' is an evergreen shrub cultivar from the Myrtaceae family. It produces arching branches coated in narrow, aromatic, leathery leaves. Flowers are bright red and resemble bottle brushes, measuring around 15cm long. Native to Australia, this plant is well suited to growing outdoors in mild climates but may be grown in most of the UK if given protection from severe freezing temperatures under -5 degrees Celcius. Also makes a good container specimen.