Callistemon viminalis ‘Slim’ – Bottlebrush

A useful new bottlebrush variety with a neat upright habit, lush foliage with pale new growth, bearing stunning large red flowers for most of the year. This large shrub to small tree is perfect for use in hedges, windbreaks and screens, and the tall narrow growth habit of this variety makes it the ideal bottlebrush for these uses in areas with limited space for planting. For smaller areas and hedges the size can be limited with pruning to height of approx. 60cm wide x 1.5m high. Very hardy and low maintenance with good frost and drought tolerance once established, making it an excellent variety for landscape and garden plantings.

Family : Myrtaceae
Cultivar Name: Slim
Plant Type : Small shrub
Width : 1.3
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer, Autumn
Soil Type : Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Column-shaped
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage, Boggy poorly drained
Special Uses : Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing
Scientific Name: Callistemon viminalis
Common Name : Bottlebrush
Height : 3
Flower Color : Red
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates heavy frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects