Callistemon viminalis or Bottle Brush

90.00 د.إ400.00 د.إ

BOTTLE BRUSH species have commonly been referred to as bottlebrushes because of their cylindrical, brush like flowers resembling a traditional bottle brush ,Callistemon  is shrub, leaves are lanceolate 3-6mm wide by 40-70 mm long. Flowers are borne in spikes 40-150mm long with prominent red stamens 15-25mm long. Fruits are 5-6mm in diameter. Grows well through put the year .leaves are lanceolate 3-6mm wide by 40-70 mm long. CALLISTEMON-BOTTLE BRUSH Flowers are borne in spikes 40-150mm long with prominent red stamens 15-25mm long. Fruits are 5-6mm in diameter. Grows well through put the year,year, There’s around 50 different species of CALLISTEMON-BOTTLE BRUSH , and some confusion in the naming. We can’t cover them all today, but let’s go over a few of the best-known melaleucas and callistemons. CALLISTEMON-BOTTLE BRUSH is amazing  flowering tree

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Description

Callistemon viminalis, commonly known as Weeping Bottlebrush or Red Bottlebrush, is a species of flowering evergreen tree or shrub native to Australia. Here are some key features and characteristics of Callistemon viminalis:
  1. Appearance: Callistemon viminalis typically grows as a small to medium-sized tree or large shrub, reaching heights of up to 4-8 meters (13-26 feet) tall. It has narrow, lance-shaped leaves that are dark green in color and aromatic when crushed. The most distinctive feature of the plant is its cylindrical, bottlebrush-like flower spikes, which are composed of numerous small flowers arranged in a dense cluster.
  2. Flowers: The flower spikes of Callistemon viminalis are typically bright red, although cultivars with pink or white flowers are also available. The flowers are rich in nectar, attracting pollinators such as bees, butterflies, and birds, making it a popular choice for wildlife gardens.
  3. Blooming Period: Callistemon viminalis typically blooms in spring and early summer, although sporadic flowering may occur throughout the year under favorable conditions.
  4. Cultural Uses: Weeping Bottlebrush is commonly cultivated as an ornamental tree or shrub in gardens and landscapes, both in its native Australia and in other regions with similar climates. It is valued for its attractive foliage, colorful flowers, and low maintenance requirements. It can be used as a specimen plant, hedge, or screening plant, and is often planted along roadsides and in parks.
  5. Growing Conditions: Callistemon viminalis thrives in full sun to partial shade and prefers well-drained soil with regular moisture. Once established, it is tolerant of drought and can withstand periods of dryness. It is also moderately salt-tolerant, making it suitable for coastal landscapes.
  6. Pruning: Pruning is generally not necessary for Callistemon viminalis, but light pruning after flowering can help maintain its shape and encourage dense growth. Deadheading spent flower spikes may also promote additional blooming.
  7. Pest and Disease Resistance: Weeping Bottlebrush is relatively resistant to pests and diseases, although it may occasionally be affected by issues such as scale insects, aphids, or fungal diseases. Proper cultural practices, such as providing adequate air circulation and avoiding overwatering, can help prevent problems.

Overall, Callistemon viminalis is a beautiful and versatile ornamental plant that adds color and interest to outdoor landscapes with its vibrant flowers and attractive foliage

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Size of Plant

Xsmall 80 Cm, Small : 1.5 Cm, Medium:200 Cm, Large:300 Cm

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