Callistemon viminalis ‘Prolific’ – Bottlebrush

A large shrub to small tree, ‘Prolific’ has masses of red flowers in spring, and will spot flower through the year. Dense growth, deep green leaves which contrast nicely with the red flowers. Does well on most soils, from sandy to clay, and is rarely troubled by pests or disease. Fast growing in good conditions. Can be pruned to size, and makes a good hedge, screening or windbreak plant.

Scientific Name:Callistemon viminalis
Common Name:Bottlebrush
Plant Type:Small tree, Large shrub
Height:4 ~ 6 metres
Width:2 ~ 4 metres
Flower Colour:Red
Flowering Time:Spring, All year
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Weeping
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage, Boggy poorly drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Bonsai, Street tree, Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants