Calothamnus sanguineus
Blood-red Net Bush

Uses: A highly ornamental but hardy foliage plant. Plant singly for contrast as a background plant in wider verges, nature strips and streetscapes or grouped as an informal hedge, wind-break, screen or barrier. Suitable for parks, reserves, wider roadside plantings. Attracts nectar eating birds and insects.
Responds well to light or tip pruning.
Useful for growing under established eucalypts and for soil erosion control.
Note: Although this species is not classified under the Sewerage Act, it is recommended that it not be planted closer than two metres to any sewer main or connection.

  • Height 0.5-2.5m
  • Spread 1-3m
  • Position
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  • Family Myrtaceae
  • Botanical Name Calothamnus sanguineus
  • Common Name Blood-red Net Bush
  • Origin WA
  • Habit Spreading
  • Landscape 2nd line coast, Plains, Footslopes, Hills
  • Soil Texture Clay, Loam, Sand
  • pH Acidic, Neutral
  • Tolerates Drought, Moderate frost, Wind
  • Supplementary Watering Minimal
  • Flower Colour Red
  • Flowering Time Summer
  • Flower Type Bottlebrush
  • Purpose Ornamental, Habitat, Wind protection, Screen
  • Evergreen/Deciduous Evergreen
  • Form Medium Shrub (Usually between 1.2m & 3.6m)