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Callistemon viminalis - Weeping Bottle Brush


Callistemon viminalis - Weeping Bottle Brush (Callistemon viminalis - Weeping Bottle Brush)

A row of Weeping bottle brush at the San Diego County Building.
Posted for my GoY friend Sandra. Photo taken Apr. 2, 2010.



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Its a bit bigger than my bottle brush ....:o))))

5 Apr, 2010

 

they are awesome....i have the ordinalry bottlebrush in my garden...i wonder if this one would survive over here...

5 Apr, 2010

 

Mushybanna:

These are babies! : > ) Actually, I think they keep these trees trimmed.
Weeping bottle brush trees grow to 60+ feet/ 18+ meters tall here.

5 Apr, 2010

 

Sandra:

Thanks! : > )

You probably have Callistemon citrinus - Lemon Bottlebrush which usually only grows to 25 feet/ 7.6 meters tall.

I think Callistemon viminalis - Weeping bottlebrush is slightly less hardy than Callistemon citrinus - Lemon bottlebrush. If temps go below 22 degrees F. / -5.5 degrees C. expect damage to the tree...however, they grow so quickly...it'll recover.

5 Apr, 2010

 

not sure which ones mine are. seed from a customers garden. they do suffer in the winter but they soon pick back up...they have lovely red flowers..

5 Apr, 2010

 

Sandra:

They're usually very easy to tell apart. C. citrinus is stiffer, smaller and compact... C. viminalis has very long, very willowy branches.

6 Apr, 2010



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