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Callistemon viminalis Little Caroline

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

Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Shrubs Dense, Rounded, Shrub Like

A beautiful compact bottlebrush. Bright red bottlebrush flowers appear in mass from Spring through to summer, making a stunning bird attracting display. Will tolerate waterlogged sites and drought tolerant once established. Great as a specimen plant or for a low hedge. Grows approx 90cm tall x 70cm wide

Mature Height: Mature Width:
60cm-1m 60cm-1m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Clay, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Bird Attracting, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Feature, Formal Garden, Habitat, Hedging / Screening, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Rockery, Verge, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

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
Keep moist during dry periods, Low phosphorus slow release fertiliser, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Myrtaceae Australia

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Red
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring, Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

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