Callistemon Rosy Morn
Callistemon aff pallidus
Rose-pink & silver are such an Aussie dawn combo. If you want to echo it in the garden, scatter some Callistemon Rosy Morn amongst other shrubs, or better still, create a low hedge that you can keep trimmed. Regular clipping will maintain a continual flush of silver new growth. The pink-&-silver flowerbuds emerge in early spring ~ you’ll find yourself popping back often to watch the bracts as they colour up. Suddenly, the first brush opens in the warmth of late spring, and within a week the entire bush is a ball of rose, silver and pale green. A sunny spot, well drained to moist soils of clay loam or sand (neutral to acid pH), in cool to warm climates, will suit Rosy Morn very well. Frost is no problem and a moderately sheltered coastal situation is fine. Prune hard after flowering finishes, and your silver-&-rose-pink picture is assured.