Common name: Bottle brush
Callistemon are hardy evergreen shrubs or small trees native to Australia. They are tough plants generally handling both dry and wet conditions. The large bottle brush like flowers are attractive to nectar feeding birds and Bees. Pruning for bottle brush is best done lightly and just after flowering.
C. viminalis is a multi-stemmed shrub or small tree with a weeping form. It can grow up to 9 meters, but more commonly to about 4-5 meters. The flowers are bright red and will cover the plants from late spring into summer. This is a quick growing plant and useful as an attractive screen.
- Ht: 4-9 meters
- Full sun or light shade
- Wide range of soil conditions
- Pb 2 pot