What variety is it Gail? I grew callistemon citrinus from seed a few years ago and these seem hardy in the UK, but your plants look more compact, mine are looser with long arching stems
I can't tell you the variety as my neighbour worked at a garden centre and brought me the 2 back ones and told me what the plant was and the 5 on the front garden I just brought named as callistemon....well I did some looking up on them for how to keep them well in health etc.
If they're brought round in shape keep them that way, don't let stems grow down underneath cut them off as it generates the plant and every time it flowered the flower head was removed...the ones on the front was a different genetic to the back ones same red and gold tips in flower but when finished the front ones used to go a lovely deep red in winter, where the back kept green.
When the cold hit them bad last winter it destroyed them all
What a shame, they do look pretty in flower, your front garden does look quite open & exposed though so the cold spell in winter & the 'Beast from the East' would have got to them.
Sue all gardens are exposed like ours where I live and we couldn't fence that part because I need to get in the motor but they did all the winters with no problem come snow but the "Beast from the East" from the east as you've stated with temps really dropping low did see them off and I covered the back ones and still no good and the next door neighbour lost hers...they're an Australian plant and they love extreme heat and more heat they get new shoots take off from the base I was forever cutting them away.
I know but never again and what makes it worse is we have fields and canal roots by we and the mist and dew from those alone in the air doesn't help one bit but the front ones have been replaced by grasses and the back by these...can't remember the name 😂
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