Callistemon viridiflorus

Callistemon viridiflorus

A fairly compact bottlebrush getting to be about 5′ and 6′ wide. Its branches carry small, glossy leaves and, in mid-summer, soft, citrus yellow, “bottlebrush” flowers. The leaves become red or purple in cold weather. After flowering, it leaves little brown upside down cups along the stem.

Callistemon viridiflorus is native to Tasmania.

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  • Callistemon viridiflorus
    Callistemon viridiflorus

 

Cultivation Notes

Wants full sun, well-drained with occasional summer water, but drought tolerant once established.

 

In Our Garden

Plant ID: P19022

Found in Gondwana,

On the third level about int he center.

We acquired this plant from Xera.

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Family: Myrtaceae

Genus: Callistemon

Species: viridiflorus

Commonly known as: Bottlebrush

Height: 5ft to 10ft

Spread: 3ft to 5ft

Growth Habit:
Evergreen
Flowering
Shrub
Sun Needs:
Full Sun
Soil Type:
Well-drained
Season of Interest:
Summer
Zone:
Zn8a - down to 10F

Resistant to Deer.

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