SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA and Strybing Arboretum - San Francisco, CA
Utility friendly tree.
Has fragrant Leaf.
Native to New South Wales.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 20 feet.
Width: 10 feet.
Growth Rate: 36 Inches per Year.
Longevity 40 to 150 years.
Leaves Linear, Bluish Green or Silver or Gray Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Showy. Red. Flowers in Spring or Summer. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Brown Capsule, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Fall Wildlife use it.
Bark Red Brown, Fibrous.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Flowers.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 8, 9 and 12 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 10 - 11.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Moist to Dry Soil.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Slightly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.
Salinity Tolerance is Moderate on Coast.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
None Known Health Hazard.
Desirable Wildlife Plant.
Attracts Birds and Bees.
Not Deer Palatable.
Wildlife use Fruit.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Callistemon rigidus Tree Record." 1995-2020. Aug 9, 2020.
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