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Callistemon viminalis 'Captain Cook'
© Deeproot Plant Base
common name: Bottlebrush
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: red
main season: Summer
moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -6°C
USDA zone: 8 to 11
Dwarf evergreen of dense bushy habit with small, linear. sharply pointed, green leaves. Freely produced crimson-red bottle-brush flower spikes in summer.
Well drained, preferably neutral to acid soil in full sun. Dislikes shallow chalky soils. Warm, sheltered position and may need winter protection in cold areas.
Prune after flowering, cutting back to healthy sideshoots. Extensive pruning should be spread over several years.
From semi-ripe cuttings in summer.