Callistemon viminalis ‘Dawson River Weeper’ – Bottlebrush

 

A large shrub to small tree with weeping habit. Profuse flowering in spring with a follow up in autumn make this a great screening plant for a variety of climates. The bright red flowers are attractive to nectar eating birds. Responds well to pruning.

Scientific Name:Callistemon
Family:Myrtaceae
Common Name:Bottlebrush
Plant Type:Small tree, Large shrub
Height:5 ~ 6 metres
Width:3 ~ 4 metres
Flower Colour:Red
Flowering Time:Spring, Autumn
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Weeping
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Street tree, Erosion control, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

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Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.