Callistemon_demesne_pink alma.JPG (64015 bytes)Callistemon Demesne Pink Alma: is a member of the Myrtaceae family. There is a series of “Demesne” cultivars that were developed by a nursery on the North Coast of New South Wales. The name of this particular cultivar refers to Alma Street in Raymond Terrace, New South Wales where cutting material was first collected. It is thought that Callistemon viminalis was one of this cultivar’s parents.

Callistemon Demesne Pink Alma is a medium shrub that may reach a height of two metres. Our specimen is growing in a dense shrubbery and has reached a height of less than 1.5 metres in four years.

Branches are somewhat pendulous. Lanceolate leaves are seven centimetres long and one centimetre wide.

The flower spikes are pink and these fade quickly to give a montage of different coloured blooms. Spring is the flowering period when flowers are prolific.

This is a hardy Bottlebrush with unusual flowers and could be used in hedges and shrubberies.

Propagation must be from cuttings to maintain the desirable characteristics of this cultivar.