• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Quickly reaches 8 to 12 ft. tall, 8 to 10 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Vibrant Flowering Shrub
    Blooms:
    Spring through fall; nearly year-round in temperate regions.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:kal-LIS-tem-on vi-mi-NAL-is
    Plant type:Tree, Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:6 - 9, 12 - 24
    Growth habit:Rounded
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Quickly reaches 8 to 12 ft. tall, 8 to 10 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Gray-green
    Blooms:Spring through fall; nearly year-round in temperate regions.
    Flower color:Pink
    Garden styleMediterranean, Rustic
    Companion PlantsPrivet (Ligustrum); Rock Rose (Cistus); African Iris (Dietes); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Stonecrop (Sedum)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide average to lean, very well-drained soil. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Prune lightly to shape or promote dense growth. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring.Pruning time: fall, after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    The graceful bottlebrush tree is native to stream bank habitats of eastern Australia. It is counted among the twenty five known species of Callistemon, with only a few grown in America. The genus was conferred by Otto Staph of the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew, England around the turn of the century. This particular selection is similar in flower color to Callistemon 'Jeffers' but more compact growing. Sourced from EuroAmerica propagators, it is considered to be a Callistemon viminalis hybrid, however its traits differ somewhat, and the parentage has not been fully confirmed.
    Lore:
    The genus name is from the Greek for "beauty" and "stamen" to describe the flowers, a bottle brush shaped wand of stamens without visible stamens.

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