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Calistemon Viminales, known as Weeping Bottlebrush, resembles Erect Bottlebrush. Although, it is widely distinguished by its rounded weeping rather than erect crown form.
As a result, weeping Bottlebrush, is a small tree or shrub which reaches a height of up to 25 feet; with a crown of brittle, drooping, low branches. Leaves are green, alternate, simple, entire, linear, 2 – 4 inches long. Flowers are red with showy stamens encircling branch stems to form a 3 – 5 x 1 inch long cylinder which looks like a bottlebrush. Also, bees, butterflies and hummingbirds are attracted to the flowers.
Fruits are borne as tight clusters on the stem and are persistent, round, hard, brown, small seed capsules less than 1/2 inch in diameter. Seeds and cuttings are used for propagation.
Weeping bottlebrush can be grown in a range of soil types, providing they are well-drained. Generally, it is cultivated in good soils with fertilizer application will maximize the flower production. Also, it is easily pruned into a tree or hedge.
It is a great landscape species on the deck or patio, as a screening hedge, parking lot islands and lawns or gardens; not considered an invasive species. Besides, it is also considered a good container plant; and not recommended along sidewalks or roads because of its drooping habit.