Descriptions of Registered Cultivars
Originally registered as: Callistemon 'Austraflora Firebrand'
ORIGIN: Callistemon 'Firebrand' was a seedling raised by Austraflora Nursery and planted in their grounds at Montrose in 1973. The original seed came from an unknown source. Applicant: Molyneux Nurseries Pty. Ltd. Cultivar received by the Authority 28 November 1979.
DESCRIPTION: This cultivar grows to plus/minus 60cm by 2.5m in width, thus making it basically prostrate in habit. The cultivar is multibranched with many branches having a prostrate habit. Some branches are semi-ascendant but then weep towards the ground. The other foliage characteristics are as for C. citrinus. Flowering is profuse and the inflorescences are plus/minus 9cm long by 4cm in diameter. The flowering season is from early November to late December in Melbourne. The flowers are a rich crimson-pink in colour, the other characteristics ar as for C. citrinus.
DIAGNOSIS: This cultivar differs form normal forms of C. citrinus in its semi-prostrate habit.
CULTIVATION NOTES: This cultivar responds well to tip pruning.
COLOUR CODE: RHS Colour Chart 1966.
close red group 53D.
ACRA REFERENCES: ACC191, ACRA008, CBG8312947
ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 21 March 1980