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Callistemon rigidus

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Photo Locations: Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA and Strybing Arboretum - San Francisco, CA

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Has fragrant Leaf.

Native to New South Wales.

Family: Myrtaceae

Tree Characteristics

Oval or Rounded Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 20 feet.

Width: 10 feet.

Growth Rate: 36 Inches per Year.

Longevity 40 to 150 years.

Leaves Linear, 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.

Drought tolerant.

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

Screen.

Hedged.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Callistemon rigidus Tree Record." 1995-2020. Jun 5, 2020.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/callistemon-rigidus >

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