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Bottlebrush - Red Cluster

Scientific Name: Callistemon Viminalis
Best Planted in USDA Hardiness Zone: 8-11.


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The Bottlebrush shrub gets its name from its cylindrical, brush-like flowers. This variety is drought resistant, and requires very little maintenance once established. The Bottlebrush can bring vibrant color to your garden area at various times throughout the year with its ability to produce these flowers in the spring and then once again in the summer. Although they are drought resistance the Bottlebrush does prefer moist soil, so a drip system is recommended. Attracts nectar feeding birds. The tree loves warm climate, moist soil, and a lot of sunlight. The tree reaches a mature height of 10 feet. USDA ZONES: Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10, Zone 11.
Most Plant Me Green trees can be shipped and planted any time of year, unless the variety is specified as only seasonal delivery. Packages are typically shipped within 7-10 business days from the time of your order. You will receive a tracking email upon shipment of your Plant Me Green purchase. Delivery time cannot be guaranteed. If a package needs to arrive prior to a specific date, or at a more convenient time for you, please notate that upon placement of your order. On some occasions, severe weather and other unusual issues can delay shipping and delivery of your Plant Me Green package. Holiday shipping schedules are set by the carriers.

ATTENTION: If your order contains both bare root and potted plants, your order will ship AFTER the bare root trees are harvested. Additional shipping fees may apply if you notify us that you would like to receive your potted trees sooner. Please note this only applies to combination (bare root & potted) tree orders. If your order only contains potted trees it will ship within the 7-10 business day window. If your order only contains bare root trees, it will ship in the order it was received, after the tree harvest. Thank you!
First, decide on a planting location. Consider carefully what kind of sun, soil, and growing-space your tree or shrub will need. Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree or shrub in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system. Once the tree is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material. Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets. When finished, water thoroughly. To insure your plants a successful growth rate and productive life, plant your seedlings per the instructions included in your PlantMeGreen package.
Red Clusters will thrive in most acidic to light alkaline soils; they need water but do not thrive in heavy moisture without adequate drainage. Proper mulching will ensure root survival in colder zones (especially zone 8)--with plenty of sun these plants should thrive as long as the climate is moderate and low salt--do not plant on shoreline properties.

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Great Condition Red Cluster Bottlebrush

I was thrilled to receive the Bottlebrush tree in excellent condition. It came on time.
It was packed so well that I had no problem with the tree. The fantastic packing method brought this tree to me in excellent condition. Would highly recommend Plant Me Green. I will be purchasing more trees in the near future but only from Plant Me Green. Extremely pleased with my purchase.

Red Bottle Brushes

Having trouble with them


Gorgeous, verdant saplings thick with new growth. I am truly thrilled!

Redbud Cluster Tree

Tell me what zone is central Kentucky in and will the Redbud Cluster Tree survive

The Bottlebrush grows in zones 8-11. Looking at themap, it appears that central Kentucky is 6-7 (depending on your zipcode). You can use our Zone Lookup tool to find exactly what zone you are in here: