Callistemon citrinus low form
When the design calls for a low mounding shrub that suits every climate and soil type in Australia, the choices are narrowed. Throw in long-flowering and bird-attracting, frost hardiness and seaside-happy, and you’ve got one plant that does the lot. Callistemon Firebrand ticks every box. For massed planting on broad landscapes it has no equal. Put it into a smaller garden bed and keep it well trimmed, and the neighbours will be flocking to ask its name. Each time it flowers, just chop back the stems when the scarlet brushes are finished, and next season there will be multiple bunches of brushes.