Weeping Bottle Brush

Callistemon viminalis

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.