RED WEEPING BOTTLEBRUSH (Callistemon Viminalis) SEEDS 'Bush Tucker Plant'

RED WEEPING BOTTLEBRUSH (Callistemon Viminalis) SEEDS 'Bush Tucker Plant'

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CALLISTEMON VIMINALIS OCCURS NATURALLY ON THE EAST COAST OF AUSTRALIA FROM CAPE YORK TO NORTH EAST NEW SOUTH WALES.

IT IS MORE COMMON ALONG WATERCOURSES ON THE COASTAL PLAINS WHERE IT FORMS A SHRUB OR SMALL TREE UP TO 8M TALL. LARGER SPECIMENS UP TO 18M TALL HAVE ALSO BEEN RECORDED.

PEAK FLOWERING TIME IS LATE SPRING AND IT IS COMMON FOR THE SPECIES TO BEAR SMALL NUMBERS OF FLOWERS ALL YEAR. EXTREMELY ADAPTABLE IN CULTIVATION. FOR OPTIMUM RESULTS IT SHOULD BE PLANTED IN MOIST WELL DRAINED SOIL IN FULL OR PARTIAL SUN. SUSCEPTIBLE TO FROST DAMAGE WHILE SMALL.

THIS PLANT IS ATTRACTIVE TO BEES, BUTTERFLIES AND BIRDS.

BUSH FOOD : BOTTLEBRUSH FLOWERS HAVE A SWEET NECTAR WHICH CAN EITHER BE CONSUMED BY SUCKING ON THE FLOWERS OR BY SOAKING THE FLOWERS IN WATER TO MAKE A SWEET DRINK.

GERMINATION: SOW DIRECT ON THE SURFACE, GERMINATION 1- 4 WEEKS