Calothamnus villosus Two Years On

Nearing six feet tall, and looking healthy:
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I planted three 1 gallons in early 2011.  I didn't take a photo of them in their infancy because they looked pretty bad.  They have improved.  A lot.
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See?

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New foliage is coral colored.  Old foliage is a silvery olive.
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Dazzling backlit and dewy.  Nice even out of focus.
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Lower bare stems remind me of pines. 
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Red hummingbird bait in spring, on the previous year's wood:
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From Australia, in the family Myrtaceae, hardy to about 15F.
Thumbs up, way up.  Way, way up.  
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Comments

  1. Oooh, my first thought was "I should grow this in a pot and bring it indoors in the winter", but then read that its bloom time is probably way too early for the hummers in my area.

    Pretty though!

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  2. What a beauty! It looks so soft and sweet! Does it sway in the wind or are the stems rigid? Love the flowers too!

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    1. No, doesn't sway much, and not super soft. Otherwise perfect! :)

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  3. Thank you for the expanded photo coverage...what a beauty! It looks like heartbreak for me though. It might make it through a couple of winters only to be cut down by a cold winter about when it started looking really fabulous. Guess I'll just have to enjoy yours! (it's cheaper that way too).

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    1. And I will enjoy your plants that I can't grow and you can. :)

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  4. I just found this through a google image search - I bought a teeny tiny one, then I see you have this! It's a BEAUTY!

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