Bottle Brush

Melaleuca viminalis, Callistemon viminalist

Flowers: J F M A M J J A S O N D
Status: Non-native
Origin: Northeast coastal and western Australia
Family: Myrtaceae
Size: Varies by species – 2′ to 40′
Sun: Full
Watering: Infrequent, deep watering
Growth Rate:
Soil: Tolerant, but prefers well drained
Temperature: Hardy to 20 F, but struggles above 112 F
Pruning: Prune in mid to late spring after flowering.
Disease and Pests:
Uses: Great nectar plant for bees, butterflies and Hummingbirds
Notes: Cultivars include ‘Captain Cook’ (dwarf), ‘Little John’ (dwarf) and ‘Slim’ (narrow upright habit)


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