Descriptions of Registered Cultivars
ORIGIN: Callistemon 'Pink Sensation' is a seedling from C. 'Glasshouse Gem'. It was raised by Mrs E J Morgan of Glasshouse Mountains, Queensland. The name was chosen for its flower colour. This cultivar was first received by the Authority on 9 May 1991. Registration applied for by Mrs EJ Morgan.
DESCRIPTION: An open small tree to 3m high by 1.5m across in 4 years. The bark is soft, grey and fissured, splitting to reveal papery bark beneath. The leaves are narrowly elliptical to 60mm long by 5mm wide. The new growth is light yellow green. The deep pink flowers are borne in very crowded spikes to 80mm long by 45mm diameter. The anthers are yellow. Flowers are seen in spring, summer and autumn and the spring flowers tend to be longer than those borne at other times.
Differs from C. 'Glasshouse Gem' in having:
Differs from C. 'Glasshouse Country' and C. 'Glasshouse Beauty' in having:
CULTIVATION: It is hardy in cultivation with moderate resistance to frosts and high resistance to drought. Flowers are attractive to birds and bees. Propagation must be by vegetative means to maintain clonal properties.
COLOUR CODE: RHS Colour Chart 1966
filaments: near red group 51B/51A
ACRA REFERENCES: ACC483; ACRA341; CBG9103187
ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 16 October 1992