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41. Callistemon salignus Great Balls of Fire

English name: Callistemon ‘Great Balls of Fire’

Latin name: Callistemon salignus ‘Great Balls of Fire’

Family: Myrtle - Myrtaceae

Origin: Under cultivation at the Palm House

This cultivar was specially selected in Australia. It is marked by a compact form and by its intensively pink-red-coloured young leaves, turning green over time. The plant grows to a height of 1.7 metres, thus its  function as a hedge plant. It is very tolerant of different conditions of cultivation. In climates like Poland’s, it may be grown as an potted plant, inside dwellings or on a terrace, presented outdoors in the summer.

41.	Callistemon salignus Great Balls of Fire