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Botanical Name: Callistemon viminalis
Common Name(s): Weeping Bottlebrush
A shrub or small tree. It is native Australia where it often occurs along watercourses. Normal Weeping Bottlebrush grow up to 8 metres in height and have pendent branches with green leaves. The bright red flower spikes, occur between spring and summer. Flowers attract nectar loving birds and butterflies. Peak flowering time is late spring and it is common for the species to flower in spring and autumn or bear small numbers of flowers all year. New growth emerges from the ends of the inflorescence and the young leaves have bronze-coloured hairs. C. viminalis will grow in waterlogged soils and will tolerate shady conditions.
Synonym: Melaleuca viminalis
Botanical Pronunciation: kal-LIS-tem-on vi-mi-NAL-is
Semi Frost Hardy
The bright red flower spikes, occur between spring and summer. Peak flowering time is late spring and it is common for the species to flower in spring and autumn or bear small numbers of flowers all year. Flowers attract nectar loving birds and butterflies.
Forms pendent branches with green leaves.
The word Callistemon comes from the Greek, kallistos, most beautiful and stema, a stamen; viminalis comes from the Latin, vimen meaning a long flexible shoot or osier.
6m * 2.5m
Well drained , Fertile
Uses in landscape design
Use Callistemon viminalis as a screen plant, as a specimen tree, in waterlogged conditions or to control erosion. It also makes a great lawn specimen, but should not be exposed to severe salt spray in coastal situations.
birds , butterflies