Callistemon viminalis 'Captain Cook'
bottlebrush 'Captain Cook'
'Captain Cook' is a dense, rounded shrub with narrow, evergreen leaves. Bright red, bottlebrush flowers 10-15cm long are produced from early summer to autumn
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Ultimate height1.5–2.5 metres
Time to ultimate height5–10 years
Ultimate spread1.5–2.5 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained
Colour & scent
- Full sun
South–facing or West–facing
- Native to the UK
Callistemon are evergreen shrubs with aromatic, linear to lance-shaped leaves and bottlebrush-like spikes of flowers in which the long colourful stamens are prominent
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How to grow
Grow in a sheltered position in full sun with a moist but well-drained soil
Propagate from semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- City and courtyard gardens
- Patio and container plants
- Mediterranean climate plants
- Wall side borders
Generally disease free
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