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Callistemon viminalis ‘Red Cascade’

Description

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

Seed: Capsule 

Insects, Diseses, and Other Plant Problems: Susceptible to mites and insect galls.  Root rot, canker and witches broom are disease problems.

Cultivars:
Tags:
#weeping#hummingbirds#evergreen#showy flowers#birds#small tree#bark#heat tolerant#drought tolerant#specimen#wildlife plant#nectar plant#winter interest#street tree#playground#mammals#children's garden
Cultivars:
Tags:
#weeping#hummingbirds#evergreen#showy flowers#birds#small tree#bark#heat tolerant#drought tolerant#specimen#wildlife plant#nectar plant#winter interest#street tree#playground#mammals#children's garden
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Callistemon
    Species:
    viminalis
    Wildlife Value:
    Flowers provide nectar to hummingbirds. Fruits are attractive to birds and small mammals.
    Play Value:
    Wildlife Enhancement
    Dimensions:
    Height: 15 ft. 0 in. - 20 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 15 ft. 0 in. - 20 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Rounded
    Weeping
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    12-24 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Flower arrangement on the tree resembles a bottlebrush. Flowers are very showy, red appear in spring or summer. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Gray-green, narrow lanceolate, evergreen.
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Gray
    Light Gray
    Surface/Attachment:
    Exfoliating
    Bark Description:
    The furrowed exfoliating gray bark gives the tree some winter interest.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Children's Garden
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Specimen
    Attracts:
    Hummingbirds
    Songbirds