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Callistemon viminalis 'Captain Cook' (Bottlebrush)

Bottlebrush 'Captain Cook', Callistemon 'Captain Cook'


Callistemon viminalis 'Captain Cook' (Bottlebrush) is a dense, rounded, evergreen shrub with small, narrow leaves and bright red, bottlebrush flowers, up to 6 in. long (15 cm), in spring and summer. The blooms are a copious source of nectar for birds and hummingbirds. They also make excellent cut flowers. Compact, this Callistemon selection is suitable for borders, low hedges or screens. Perfect for small gardens.

  • Grows up to 5-6 ft. tall (150-180 cm) and 3-5 ft. wide (90-150 cm).
  • Easily grown in acidic, moist, well-drained soils in full sun to light shade. Drought tolerant but performs best with regular irrigation.
  • Great as a foundation plant, Mediterranean gardens, wall-side borders or containers.
  • Virtually disease free and pest free. Watch for glasshouse red spider mite, mealybugs and scale insects when grown under glass. Deer resistant.
  • Trim to shape after flowering.
  • Propagate from semi-hardwood cuttings.

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Requirements

Hardiness 10 – 11
Heat Zones 10 – 11
Climate Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Callistemon - Bottlebrushes
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 5' – 6' (150cm – 180cm)
Spread 3' – 5' (90cm – 150cm)
Spacing 36" – 60" (90cm – 150cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Mediterranean Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 10 – 11
Heat Zones 10 – 11
Climate Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Callistemon - Bottlebrushes
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 5' – 6' (150cm – 180cm)
Spread 3' – 5' (90cm – 150cm)
Spacing 36" – 60" (90cm – 150cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Mediterranean Garden

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