Callistemon viminalis

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Weeping Bottlebrush
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Callistemon
Species: C. viminalis
Binomial name
Callistemon viminalis
(Gaertn.) G.Don

Melaleuca viminalis (Sol. ex Gaertn.) Byrnes

Callistemon viminalis (formerly Melaleuca viminalis), also known as Weeping Bottlebrush, is a shrub or small tree in the family Myrtaceae. It is native to the states of New South Wales and Queensland in Australia where it often occurs along watercourses.

Weeping Bottlebrush grows up to 8 metres in height and has pendent branches with leaves which are 3 to 7 cm long and 3 to 7 mm in width. The bright red flower spikes, which are 4 to 10 cm in length and about 3 to 6 cm in diameter occur between spring and summer.

The species is, as of the 2009 and 2011 Exotic Pest Plant Council (EPPC) list, a Category II invasive exotic in the state of Florida.[1]


Cultivars include:

  • C.viminalis ‘Captain Cook’
  • C.viminalis ‘Dawson River Weeper’
  • C.viminalis ‘Rose Opal’
  • C.viminalis ‘Wilderness White’
  • C.viminalis ‘Wollumbin’[2]
  • C.viminalis ‘Little John‘, aka Dwarf Bottlebrush.[3]
  • C.viminalis 'Kings Park Special'[4]
  • C.viminalis 'Slim'[5]
  • C.viminalis 'Green John'[6]



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