Botanical Name: Callistemon viminalis
Common Name: Weeping Bottlebrush  
Plant photo of: Callistemon viminalis
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Water Saving Tip:

As the weather gets hotter avoid the temptation to increase run times.

Instead, schedule more start times with one to two hours in between to allow the water from the previous session to soak in before watering again.

  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type



Height Range

6-12', 12-25'


Flower Color



Flower Season

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Intermittent


Leaf Color

Light Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half





Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained


Soil pH



Adverse Factors

Attracts Bees

Design Styles

Ranch, Spanish


Accenting Features

Showy Flowers, Unusual Shape


Seasonal Interest

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Foundation, Patio, Parking Lot, Street Tree


Special Uses

Wind Break, Fire Resistant


Attracts Wildlife


Information by:
Photographer: Olin Miller/Sortomme
  • Description

  • Notes

The Weeping Bottlebrush is a small tree with spreading branches that grows to a size of 15-25' in height. It produces narrow clusters of dark red flowers, and performs best with average to occasional summer watering.
Planting Instructions: 1. Dig a hole 2 times the width and 1 and 1/2 times the height of the container. 2. Set rootball at ground level. 3. Prepare soil mix of equal parts soil and soil amendment. 4. Backfill with amended soil. 5. Build Basin and water.