Callistemon viminalis ‘Red Cascade’
- Common Name(s):
- 'Red Cascade' weeping bottle brush
Weeping bottle brush is a small drought resistant tree in the Myrtaceae family. It has weeping branches that are quite strong and not prone to breakage. Its interesting red bottle brush flowers appear spring through summer. The furrowed exfoliating gray bark gives the tree some winter interest. Weeping bottle brush has a unique sculptural form and is a great choice for a street tree or planting under utlitiy lines. This cultivar was introduced by Los Angeles State and County Arboretum, Arcadia, CA. An ideal specimen tree for hot, dry, low maintenance landscapes though does produce some leaf and flower litter so take that into consideration when planting it near hardscapes.
Seasons of Interest:
Bloom: Spring and Fall Bark: Winter
Wildlife Value: Flowers provide nectar to hummingbirds. Fruits are attractive to birds and small mammals.
Play Value: Wildlife Enhancement
Notes: Flower arrangement on the tree resembles a bottlebrush
Insects, Diseses, and Other Plant Problems: Susceptible to mites and insect galls. Root rot, canker and witches broom are disease problems.
- 15-20 ft.
- Flowers are very showy, red appear in spring or summer. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
- Full sun, well-drained soil
- Rounded, weeping
- 15-20 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Gray-green, narrow lanceolate, evergreen.
NCCES plant id: 3194