Callistemon viminalis
Weeping Bottlebrush
Myrtaceae (Myrtle Family)
Origin: Australia (New South Wales)

SPECIES CHARACTERISTICS:
Evergreen, broadleaf tree. Moderate - Fast growth rate, 20 - 40' in height with 15 - 30' spread. Weeping branches.
FOLIAGE:
Simple leaf type, alternate leaf arrangement. Lanceolate shape. Entire margins 3 - 4" in size. New growth is reddish becoming light green with maturity. Leaves are fragrant when crushed.
FLOWER:

Perfect; bright re brush-like spikes with yellow antlers, 4 - 6"
in size. Late Spring through Summer with scattered bloom throughout year.
FRUIT:
Dry, dehiscent, woody capsule. Brown in color and persistent
on small stems.
EXPOSURE:
Full sun. Hardiness; Sunset zones: 8, 9 and 12 - 24.
SOIL:
Any.
WATER:
Supplemental water.
PESTS/DISEASES:
No significant pests.
PRUNING:
To shape when young, and to maintain clearance.
PROPAGATION:
Seed.
USES:
Accent, background, barrier, container, flower, foundation planting, patio tree, right of way, screen, shade, seasonal color, specimen, windbreak.

 

 

 

 

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