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Callistemon viminalis 'Captain Cook' is a compact, hardy shrub. It is one of the best red bottlebrushes, with arching branches and a dense habit. The small, narrow leaves, the weeping growth and spectacular flowering make this a great hedge plant. Best flowering in a full sun position, but will also do well in light shade. Responds well to general fertilisers, apply in spring.
Flower colour: red
Flowering season: spring summer autumn
Maximum height: 1.5 metres
Minimum height: 1.5 metres
Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: 1 metres
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: birds, insects.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical.
Loam: dry, wet, moist, well-drained.
Clay: dry, wet, moist, well-drained.
Sand: dry, wet, moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 5.5-7.5
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.