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Callistemon (Callistemon salignus). Variety: 'Great Balls of Fire'. Application no. 90/115

Plant Varieties Journal 4(1): 10-11

Callistemon (Callistemon salignus). Variety: 'Great Balls of Fire'. Application no. 90/115

This variety is submitted for the registration of plant variety rights in Australia. The plant is a compact, dwarf shrub which arose as a chance seedling in Five Ways. It is distinct from the wild form in being shorter (20.8 vs. 48.3 cm) and in having shorter (9.5-22. 5 cm vs. 24.5-53 cm) and more (13-91 vs. 6-14) stems. Young leaves are more pubescent and are a lighter shade of grey-purple, and mature leaves are a lighter shade of yellow-green.

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Accession: 002042124

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