Callistemon viminalis "Captain Cook"

Captain Cook Bottlebrush

A rugged native grown for use in hedging.

Features: Red 'bottlebrush' flowers. Hardy. Tolerant of difficult sites.
Applications: Hedging and screening
Description While this Callistemon will grow to a small tree or shrub when left to its natural form, it is offered here as a robust native alternative for hedging. With its characteristic red 'bottle-brush' flowers and dense foliage it can make an ideal hedge or low screen, and though it will thrive with reliable water and annual fertilisation, it is very tolerant of harsh and urban sites and limited water when established.
Availability: Torbay : 75L
Mature height: 1-2
Mature spread: 1-2
Canopy: Grown for hedging, otherwise irregular dome
Growth rate: Fast
Cautions: This tree is currently only available in hedged form.
Tolerances: Tolerates extensive dry periods when established. Difficult sites. Urban sites. Various soils.
Sun demands: Likes full sun
Soil demands: Tolerates a variety of soil types
Water demands: Very low when established
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Native or Exotic: Native
Leaf habit: Evergreen
Family: Myrtaceae
Callistemon viminalis
Callistemon viminalis

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Additional references and recommended reading:

Boland, D. J. et al (2006) "Forest Trees of Australia" 5th Edition, Australia: CSIRO Publishing.

Gilman, Edward F. (1997) "Trees for Urban and Suburban Landscapes", Florida: Delmar Cengage Learning.

Lorenz von Ehren "Von Ehren Manual" 2nd Edition, Hamburg.

Rushforth, K. (2001) "Easy Tree Guide, Britain and Europe", London: Aurum Press.

Urban Forests Ecosystems Institute, "SelecTree - A Tree Selection Guide" retrieved from 2009.

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