Plant name: Weeping bottlebrush
Plant type: shrubs / bushes / trees
Origin: NSW, QLD.
Cultural notes: Very hardy plant that requires full sun. Accepting of most soils including those with poor drainage.
Maintenance: Can be pruned after flowering to maintain shape.
Tolerates: Tolerant of drought, frost and poorly drained soils.
Flowering season: Summer and Autumn.
Flower colour: Brilliant red bottlebrush style flowers to 9cm in length.
Foliage colour: Light green narrow leaves to 7cm.
Width: up to 3m
Height: up to 8m
Plant spacing: 150cm apart
Recommended uses: A versatile plant, taller forms can make good street trees, also useful as a hedge or screen. Bird attracting, flowers and foliage can be used in flower arrangements.
Description: A large shrub or tall tree with a weeping growth habit. Can grow as tall as 8m with a 3m spread. Profuse red flower spikes to 9cm.