Bottle Brush Trees

Seashore shrubs

Zone Marbella, extreme southern tip of Spain | Costa Hombre added on November 20, 2015 | Answered

I have read all your articles on Callistemon, the most frequently grown 'bottle brush' shrub. How it is tolerant of many soil types, will withstand hot climates but needs damp conditions. Will tolerate even a small amount of sea salt in the air. But no article mentions if it will withstand occasional strong windy weather. I am thinking of planting it in containers on a very sunny terrace, over looking the Mediterranean Sea in southern Spain. Please let me have your thoughts on windy conditions. Windy but never cold. Thank you in anticipation of your reply. Michael Clayton

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    Answered on November 21, 2015

    According to this PDF (, the bottlebrush is classified as having a "medium-low wind resistance". See page 6 of PDF.

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