Slim™ Callistemon

Slim™ Callistemon viminalis CV01′ PVR

  • Great as a screen or hedge
  • Unique narrow growth habit
  • Highly Myrtle Rust resistant – see the research
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Slim™ Callistemon viminalis

Description: An Australian Bottle brush with a unique narrow growth habit. Masses of flower buds develop in spring and will open to the classic Bottle brush flower throughout spring, summer and autumn. Has been tested down to -6 degrees Celsius with no leaf burn.

Size: 3m high x 1.3m wide.

Planting Density: 1-3 plants per m², 1-1.5 plants per linear metre.

Uses: Screen, hedge or feature for tight planting areas.

Position: Full sun to part shade. Suits most soil types. Tolerates drought and frost.

Care: Water as required for 8-13 weeks until established. Plant in a well mulched garden (chunky mulch is recommended). If required use slow release fertiliser in spring. If desired prune to shape 1-3 times a year after flowering (this depends on your requirements, more frequent pruning will provide a tidier hedge/shape).

Where it works: North & South Island

This website gives general information for the regions in New Zealand. For local information on which plants work in your area contact your local grower. Local grower knowledge is vital, this website is no substitute.

Heights shown on the website are for general gardening conditions. In well maintained gardens, some plants will get taller.

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