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Products > Callistemon viminalis Slim ['CV01'] PP24,444
 
Callistemon viminalis Slim ['CV01'] PP24,444 - Slim Callistemon
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Myrtaceae (Myrtles)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Red
Bloomtime: Year-round
Synonyms: [Melaleuca]
Parentage: (Callistemon viminalis hybrid)
Height: 8-10 feet
Width: 3-4 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Callistemon viminalis Slim ['CV01'] PP24,444 - Slim Bottlebrush - A unique narrow upright form of the Weeping Bottlebrush that is well branched and can grow as tall as 8 to 10 feet and as wide as3 to 4 feet. It can be trimmed to be kept at 5 feet tall and as narrow as 2 feet wide with foliage kept all the way to the ground with a prolific display of red bottlebrush flowers in spring through fall. Plant in full sun to part shade in most any soil and give occasional to infrequent irrigation - fairly drought tolerant once established. Should prove hardy to at least 20 F. This would be a great choice where a colorful tall plant with dense cover is need for a tight space - a great replacement for Eugenia (Syzygium australe). Callistemon viminalis is native to New South Wales and Queensland, Australia where it typically occurs on the edge of creeks and streams but it has long been used in our mediterranean climate in drier situations. This selection is the result of crossing Callistemon viminalis 'Captain Cook' with an un-named Callistemon viminalis selection at the Plant Breeding Institute in Cobbitty New South Wales, Australia in in 2005. It is registered to Graham Brown Horticulture Development Manager and plant breeder at The University of Sydney in partnership with NuFlora. This plant was selected for the combination of tall plant height, columnar shape, dense growth habit, and both longer and wider leaves. It is currently awaiting a US Plant Patent and is being marketed in the US as part of the Ozbreed. This plant is part of the Ozbreed shrub plant line.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Callistemon viminalis Slim ['CV01'].