Callistemon viminalis ‘Captain Cook’ – Bottlebrush

 

One of the best smaller growing red flowering bottlebrushes. It forms an erect but compact shrub, growing to around a metre and a half high and wide. The small, narrow leaves make this a great hedge plant also, and it responds well to pruning. It can be cut back hard if it gets untidy, which is best done after flowering. Frost and drought tolerant, suits most soils, best in well drained. Bird attracting.

Scientific Name:Callistemon viminalis
Family:Myrtaceae
Common Name:Bottlebrush
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:1.5 ~ 2 metres
Width:1 ~ 1.5 metre
Flower Colour:Red
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Feature plant, 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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