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CALLISTEMON Viminalis Scarlet Who Seeds

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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

What am I Purchasing?

  • Seeds of Callistemon Viminalis Scarlet Who
  • Easy to follow seed propagation notes