Weeping Bottle Brush
This Australian native has a unique growth habit, with its pendulous weeping branches. New growth starts out a fuzzy bronze color, aging to bright green. Unusual, scarlet colored flowers resemble a bottlebrush, and emerge heaviest in the spring and sporadically throughout the rest of the warm season. The unique blossoms last up to a week and attract hummingbirds. Young weeping bottlebrush trees will need to be staked for the best form, and need their lower branches trimmed periodically to maintain a tree-like appearance. Prune smaller trees after flowering to remove spent flowers and to encourage the nicest growth habit.
Light Needs: Full sun.
Watering Needs: Once established, needs only occasional watering.
Average Landscape Size: Slow growing evergreen with a height of 20 to 30ft. spread of 12 to 15ft.
Key Features: Red flowers.
Blooms: Blooms in summer.