Descriptions of Registered Cultivars
ORIGIN: Callistemon 'Woolomin Sparkler' was raised from seed collected from a pink form of C. salignus. It is possibly a hybrid between this and C. 'Harkness' or less likely C. citrinus. It arose at Bushcraft Nursery, Woolomin NSW and was named after this town. It was selected in 1987. This cultivar was first received by the Authority on 18 April 1991. Registration applied for by Mrs Barbara Graham, Bushcraft Nursery, Woolomin, NSW.
DESCRIPTION: A medium-sized shrub to 3m high by 2m across with compact habit and dense foliage. The leaves are narrowly oblanceolate to 80mm long by 7mm wide tapering towards the base. The apex is pointed. The red flowers are borne in spikes clustered near the branch ends. The anthers are yellow. Each spike is about 80mm long by 60mm across from specimen, although spikes to 120mm long are claimed by the originator. Flowers over a long period starting September, peak October and again March and April.
Differs from C. salignus pink form in having:
Differs from C. 'Harkness' in having:
Differs from C. citrinus in having:
CULTIVATION: This cultivar is very frost tolerant. Tolerates temperatures to -10 degrees
and is very drought resistant. Propagation must be by vegetative methods in order to maintain clonal properties.
COLOUR CODING: RHS Colour Chart 1966.
Filaments: Red Group 45A.
ACRA REFERENCES: ACC485; ACRA502/506; CBG9102261/9104762.
ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 16 October 1992