Descriptions of Registered Cultivars
ORIGIN:Callistemon'Burgundy' is a seedling selected from about 300 which were raised from seed collected from Callistemon 'Reeves's Pink'. Previously mentioned: "Austraflora" nursery catalogue 1979, "Landscaping with Australian Shrubs" G Wilson, 1975, "Your Garden", March 1977. Cultivar first received by the Authority: 21 October 1967. Applicant: Mr G Wilson.
DESCRIPTION: This cultivar forms a dense shrub to a height of about 3m with an equal or slightly wider spread. The leaves are entire and about 45mm long by about 8mm wide. The new tip growth is pink and densely covered with silky hairs. The flowers are produced in dense "bottlebrush" clusters. These clusters are often produced in bunches. Individual "bottlebrushes" are very dark red fading to deep purple-violet with age. They are about 90mm long by about 45mm wide. The stamens are the colourful parts of the flower
DIAGNOSIS: This cultivar is different from Callistemon 'Reeve's Pink' and Callistemon 'Mauve Mist' in flower colour. Callistemon 'Burgundy' has very dark red "brushes" compared with pink for Callistemon 'Reeve's Pink' and pinkish mauve for Callistemon 'Mauve Mist'.
COLOUR CODING: RHS Colour Chart, 1966 edition.
freshly picked flowers not available for colour coding.
fully released stamens: red-purple 71A.
REFERENCES: ACC26, ACRA397, CBG9218098
ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 28 May 1978