Callistemon Viminalis

Weeping Bottlebrush
Plant Type

Tree

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Medium

Mature Height & Spread

20-30′ x 15′

Exposure

Full sun

Water

Medium Water

Flower Color

Red

Bloom Time

Spring

Special Features

Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds

Container Sizes

#5, #15, 24″ Box

Natural Growth Habit

Upright

Sunset Garden Zones

6-9, 12-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

9A-11

Weeping bottlebrush is a beautiful flowering tropical tree or large shrub that boasts a springtime of scarlet blossoms. An attractive tree even when not in bloom this bottlebrush grows to a height of about 20 ft. forming a wide rounded crown if the lower branches are pruned off. Brilliant red stamens are arranged into 6 in.  cylinders that resemble the brushes used to clean bottles. These hang from the tips of pendulous branches and wave seductively in the breeze. Weeping bottlebrush flowers mature into woody capsules that are distinctive of this genus.

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