Red Cascade Bottlebrush

Callistemon viminalis 'Red Cascade'

This showy evergreen tree has many pendulous branches covered with narrow, gray-green foliage, and a profusion of very showy, large, red, bottlebrush-shaped blooms. This cultivar was introduced by Los Angeles State and County Arboretum, Arcadia, CA. An ideal specimen tree for hot, dry, low maintenance landscapes.
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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationkal-LIS-tem-on vi-mi-NAH-liss
LoreThe genus name is from the Greek for "beauty" and "stamen" to describe the flowers, a bottle brush shaped wand of stamens without visible stamens.
Average Size at MaturityFast growing; reaches 20 to 25 ft. tall, 15 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring and fall; nearly year-round in temperate regions.
Design IdeasPerfect single specimen for drought resistant landscapes. Integrates nicely into modern landscapes for its color and sculptural form. Makes an excellent focal point with night lighting. Add to hummingbird and wildlife gardens as a nectar source. Valuable accent for desert gardens.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleContemporary, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseErosion Control, Privacy Screen, Rock Garden, Specimen, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Pet Friendly, Heat Loving
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsGroup this heat and drought resistant plant with other tough choices such as Hazel Spanish Lavender, (Lavandula stoechas 'Hazel'), Platt's Black New Zealand Flax, (Phormium 'Platt's Black'), Easter Lily Cactus, (Echinopsis oxygona), and Bennet's White Rock Rose, (Cistus x 'Bennet's White').

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-11

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