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Silky Net Bush, Woolly Net Bush
Scientific Name: Calothamnus villosus R.Br.
Family: Myrtaceae
Silky Net Bush, Woolly Net Bush (Calothamnus  villosus) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 8,9,12-24
USDA: 9b-12

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 24F (-4C)

Heat Tolerance: Tolerates full sun, wind, salt

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Australia

Growth Habits: Evergreen shrub, up to 4 feet tall (1.2 m)

Watering Needs: Little water when established, needs good drainage to avoid root rot.

Propagation: Seeds or semi-ripe cuttings

The leaves are covered with fuzz. The flowers are bottle brush like.

Cultural Practices:
The calothamnus are more attractive young. Prune hard after flowering to keep compact. Beware when pruning that old wood doesn't send many new buds.

Blooming Habits:
Long, deep red flower clusters

Fruiting Habits:

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