Descriptions of Registered Cultivars
ORIGIN: Callistemon 'Mauve Mist'is a seedling selected from about 300 which were raised from seed collected from Callistemon 'Reeve's Pink'. Cultivar received by the Authority: 21st October 1967. Applicant: Mr. G. Wilson.
DESCRIPTION: This cultivar forms a dense shrub to a height of about 3m with an equal or slightly wider spread. The leaves are entire and about 50mm long by about 8mm wide.The new tip growth is pink and densely covered with silky hairs.The flowers are produced in dense "bottlebrush " clusters. The clusters are often produced in bunches. Individual "bottlebrushes"are pinkish mauve and about 70mm long by about 50mm wide. The stamens are the colourful part of the flower. It is reported that this cultivar will flower as late as Christmas.
DIAGNOSIS: This cultivar is different from Callistemon 'Reeve's Pink' in flower colour. Callistemon 'Mauve Mist' has pinkish-mauve "brushes" compared with pink for Callistemon 'Reeve's Pink'.
COLOUR CODING: R.H.S. Colour Chart, 1966 edition.
Just released stamens: red-purple 71 B
Fully released stamens:Between 67B and C
ACRA REFERENCES: ACC29, CBG8006355,8006356
ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 28 May 1978
"Austraflora" nursery catalogue 1970/71
"Landscaping with Australian Shrubs", G. Wilson, 1975
"Your Garden", March 1977.