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Forest & Kim Starr
Usually grown as a small multi-stemmed tree or large shrub, this narrow-leaved evergreen from eastern Australia has weeping branches that produce fuzzy clusters of bright red flowers in spring and sporadically thereafter. Its light-green leaves are flushed with bronze when new. Several cultivars are available, including the dwarf 'Little John'.
Grow weeping bottlebrush in full sun and well-drained fertile soil. A nice specimen tree for the border or patio, it can also be massed for screening. Its flowers attract hummingbirds.
12 - 10
9 - 15
6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
3'-30' / 0.9m - 9.1m
5'-12' / 1.5m - 3.7m
Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Indeterminate
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Light Green, Bronze
Container, Feature Plant, Foundation, Hedges, Mixed Border, Screening / Wind Break
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