Family: MYRTACEAE
Genus: Callistemon
Species: viminalis
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Also known as the Dawson River Weeper, this tall evergreen shrub with weeping, grey-green foliage and bright red bottlebrush flowers in late spring. The flowers are an excellent source of nectar for native birds, making this Callistemon the perfect feature plant in any garden/landscape. It will tolerate a light frost and is also suited for coastal, drought resistant gardens. Best planted in a full-sun position in well-drained soil.

Pronunciation: Kalis-teem-on