Callistemon Captain Cook

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Masses of large bright red flowers which hang down in waterfall clusters, give spectacular colour in later winter, spring, and summer. Very hardy native, great for attracting birds and native bees. 

Smaller and more compact than many other hedging bottlebrushes, and so very generous with flowers - as you can see from our nursery plants in the image gallery.


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Callistemon viminalis 'Captain Cook'

APPEARANCE : Large bright red bottlebrush flowers in abundance, in spring and summer. Captain Cook has smaller foliage and is tighter and smaller in habit than many other varieties, with a slightly cascading habit.
ORIGIN : Native to QLD and northern NSW
USE FOR : In native gardens and to attract birds.  Ideal as a clipped hedge, and in massed plantings or as a feature shrub.
CLIMATE : Tolerant of heat and humidity. Protect from frost especially when young
PLANTING : Very hardy and forgiving in all types of soil, even wet or seasonally waterlogged.  Prefers full sun but will tolerate shade, though flowering may be less. Tolerates traffic pollution.
CARE :  Mulch and water regularly until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks. Prune after flowering to promote dense growth habit and prolific blooms during the next flowering season. Plant in a lime free soil which is neutral to acidic pH.
MATURE HEIGHT & WIDTH: 1-1.5m H x 1m W.
YOUR PLANTS : These are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide.
You can see an example in the image gallery.
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