Red Cascade Bottlebrush
Callistemon viminalis 'Red Cascade'
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||kal-LIS-tem-on vi-mi-NAH-liss|
|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.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Fast growing; reaches 20 to 25 ft. tall, 15 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Spring and fall; nearly year-round in temperate regions.|
|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.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Contemporary, Mediterranean, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Erosion Control, Privacy Screen, Rock Garden, Specimen, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Pet Friendly, Heat Loving|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.|
|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').|
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