Callistemon viminalis Trees
Callistemon viminalis commonly known as Bottle Brush tree, is a popular evergreen tree having a dense, multitrunked, low-branching, pendulous growth habit and a moderate growth rate. Its mature specimens can reach 25 to 30 feet tall in 30-years but most trees are seen 15 to 20 feet high and wide. The narrow, light green, three to four-inch-long leaves tend to grow only at the ends of the long, hanging branches, creating a weeping effect. The cylindrical, bright scarlet blooms, three to five inches long and one-inch wide, are composed of multiple, long, bristlelike stamens. These blooms appear in great
abundance March through July, less so throughout the year. The flowers are followed by persistent woody
capsules which are not noticed unless you are close to the trees. This does not attract wildlife, inconspicuous and not showy.
How To Take Care Of Callistemon viminalis trees :
Callistemon viminalis Weeping Bottlebrushes should be grown in full sun, preferably on moist, well-drained soil. Although they can tolerate some drought, best flowering and growth is obtained with ample moisture and regular fertilization. Be sure the soil drains well as roots often rot in wet soil. The brittle wood of Weeping Bottlebrush may make it unsuitable for windy areas but this is usually not a problem in most locations. They are not suitable for street tree planting due to the weeping growth habit, but will make nice plantings along streets in wide medians. Lower branches can be removed so cars can fit beneath in parking lots where they grow well in the restricted soil space. Occasional pruning of pendulous branches will be required for vehicle clearance. One of the best uses is for lawn
specimens, or screens on large properties, with a regular maintenance program.