Callistemon Viminalis Scarlet Who is an improved form (cultivar selection) of Callistemon Viminalis, a hardy red-flowering bottlebrush, native to the East coast of Australia. Callistemon Viminalis, also known as either Weeping Bottlebrush or Melaleuca Viminalis is a large shrub or small tree typically growing up to 6 - 7m in its native habitat, producing beautifully scented foliage and of course the stunningly spectacular display of floral colour in the Spring through to Summer. Callistemon Viminalis Scarlet Who is a more compact form typically growing to 3 - 4m and with improved flowering seasonality resulting in a much longer flowering season, with the stunning display of distinctly scarlet red flowers typically lasting throughout Summer and into Autumn. Callistemon Viminalis Scarlet Who can either be planted closely (1 - 2m spacing) to provide an informal screen, or further apart to provide a brilliant specimen, straight from the Australian bush.
Callistemon Viminalis Scarlet Who grows well in dry and/or well drained soils as it is quite drought tolerant once established. As a hardy, compact and drought tolerant variety, with a strong evergreen nature, Callistemon Viminalis Scarlet Who is very well suited for use as a bonsai specimen, on the condition the plant receives some direct sunlight, even if only filtered light at some point during the day.
Advantages of Callistemon Viminalis Scarlet Who
Large flowering bottlebrush
Extremely heavy flowering
Resilient silver-green foliage
Cultivar of hardy native variety
3 - 4m height at maturity
1 - 2m apart is a suitable planting distance for a screen or further as a specimen
Prefers full sun but will grow in part shade
Suitable for pots (including bonsai) and will grow in most regions of Australia
Easy to grow flowering perennial
Seed Sowing Instructions
Easy to follow seed propagation notes are provided with every seed purchase
Seeds of this variety are best started in seed raising mix or Jiffy® pellets before planting into the garden