Callistemon viminalis

Weeping Bottlebrush

Use these giant fast-growing evergreen shrubs as high hedges or screens, or train them as single-trunk trees. Their common name comes from their colorful bristle-like flowers that look like old-fashioned bottlebrushes. Blooms attract hummingbirds. Tolerate some frost and moderate drought at the expense of appearance, but are damaged or killed at 20º F or below. Stake young plants when training into a tree, prune to shape and thin crown. Watch for chlorosis in poor soils.
Callistemon viminalis, Weeping Bottlebrush
This small tree has graceful weeping branches. Its red flowers bloom in late spring, early summer, and sporadically throughout the year. Needs ample water. Protect from strong winds.

Attributes - Callistemon viminalis

Plant Type: Tree

Bloom Season: Mid Spring

Flower Color: Red

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 20 ft. to 30 ft.

Width: 15 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Alkaline Soil, Dry Climates. Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers.

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