Callistemon viminalis ‘Captain Cook’ – Bottlebrush


One of the best smaller growing red flowering bottlebrushes. It forms an erect but compact shrub, growing to around a metre and a half high and wide. The small, narrow leaves make this a great hedge plant also, and it responds well to pruning. It can be cut back hard if it gets untidy, which is best done after flowering. Frost and drought tolerant, suits most soils, best in well drained. Bird attracting.

Family : Myrtaceae
Cultivar Name: Captain Cook
Plant Type : Small shrub
Width : 1.5
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer
Soil Type : Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Street tree, Erosion control, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Callistemon viminalis
Common Name : Bottlebrush
Height : 2
Flower Color : Red
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan :
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects