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Callistemon viminalis/Weeping Bottlebrush

Callistemon viminalis / Callistemon viminalis
Full bloom in late spring
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Full bloom in late spring

Flowers and foliage

Long thin stems with heavy flowers

A spectacular shrub in full bloom

Heavy draping flowers

This is the foliage of a cultivar, 'Red Cascade' a weeping selection

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Scientific Name: Callistemon viminalis
Common Name: Weeping Bottlebrush
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Comments: This is a spectacular shrub in full bloom. It needs full sunlight and a well drained soil but is tolerant of a wide range of growing conditions. A mature plant that has not been damaged by freezes can attain a height of ten feet or more. A shrub in full bloom can be seen for a long distance. There is a dwarf weeping form available in the trade.