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Callistemon viminalis

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Callistemon viminalis Weeping Bottlebrush, Creek Bottlebrush,

Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Shrubs, Trees Shrub Like, Upright

A graceful weeping bottlebrush that is often grown as a small to medium tree. Bright red bottlebrush flowers appear in mass in Spring and Autumn making a stunning bird attracting display. Will tolerate waterlogged sites and is frost and drought tolerant once established. Great as a specimen plant or for hedging. Grows approx 7m tall x 5m wide

Mature Height: Mature Width:
4-10m 2-4m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Any

Landscape Use(s)
Bird Attracting, Coastal Garden, Foliage Feature / Colour, Habitat, Hedging / Screening, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Verge, Wind Break, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free, Myrtlepest And Disease Rust

Cultural Notes: Regular pruning is not necessary, but a light pruning after flowering will keep it compact. Benefits from a light sprinkling of blood and bone annually. Prefers neutral to acid soil in a sunny position.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Myrtaceae Australia

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Red
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Autumn, Summer
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Medium
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Moderate
Wind: Medium / Moderate