Red Cascade Bottlebrush
Callistemon viminalis 'Red Cascade'
|Description||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.|
|Watering||Once established, water if very dry.|
|Blooms||Spring and fall; longer in temperate regions.|
|Mature Size||Fast growing; reaches 20 to 25 ft. tall, 15 ft. wide.|
|Landscape Use||Privacy Screen|
|Design Ideas||Perfect 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.|
|Companion Plants||Group 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').|
|Care||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.|
|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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-11
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