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Weeping Bottlebrush Callistemon viminalis 500 Seeds USA Company

Weeping Bottlebrush Callistemon viminalis 500 Seeds USA Company

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Callistemon viminalis, commonly known as weeping bottlebrush or creek bottlebrush, is a species of flowering plant native to Australia. Here's a description of its key features:

Appearance: Weeping bottlebrush is a medium-sized evergreen shrub or small tree that typically grows to a height of 3 to 5 meters (10 to 16 feet), although it can sometimes reach up to 10 meters (33 feet) tall in ideal conditions. It has slender, pendulous branches that give it a weeping or cascading appearance. The foliage consists of narrow, lance-shaped leaves that are dark green and aromatic when crushed.

Flowers: One of the most distinctive features of Callistemon viminalis is its bottlebrush-like flowers, which are borne in cylindrical spikes at the ends of the branches. The flowers are typically bright red, although there are cultivars with pink, white, or cream-colored flowers. Each flower spike is composed of numerous individual flowers with long, prominent stamens, giving it the appearance of a bottlebrush.

Blooming Period: Weeping bottlebrush typically blooms in spring and early summer, although it may produce sporadic blooms throughout the year in favorable conditions. The flowers are highly attractive to pollinators such as bees, butterflies, and birds, making it a popular choice for gardens and landscaping.

Habitat: Callistemon viminalis is native to eastern Australia, where it is commonly found in moist habitats such as creek banks, swampy areas, and riparian zones. It prefers well-drained soils and thrives in full sun to partial shade.

Cultivation: Weeping bottlebrush is widely cultivated as an ornamental plant in gardens and parks, both in its native range and in other regions with similar climates. It is relatively low-maintenance and tolerant of a wide range of soil types, although it prefers moist, well-drained soil. Pruning can help maintain a tidy appearance and promote bushier growth. Hardy in zones 9-12.

Growing Instructions for the Weeping Bottlebrush  

The seeds like moist, well-drained soil. Use a sterile seed starter mix, if available. It prevents soil fungi from damaging the seeds and the seedlings. If not available, then make a mixture of half potting soil and half sand, perlite or vermiculite. Put the soil in a pot. 4. Sow the seeds on the soil. 5. Water the soil so that it is moist but not wet. 6. Place the pots in an area with warm temperatures in bright, indirect light. The seeds germinate in 2 weeks. 7. When the seedlings are a few inches tall, they can be transplanted.


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