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PlantFiles: Weeping Bottle Brush
Callistemon viminalis 'Hannah Ray'

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Family: Myrtaceae (mir-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Callistemon (kal-lis-STEE-mon) (Info)
Species: viminalis (vim-in-AY-liss) (Info)
Cultivar: Hannah Ray

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Category:
Trees

Height:
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Red

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral donnacreation On Sep 14, 2012, donnacreation from Sumter, SC (Zone 8a) wrote:

I bought this BB from a garden center in Columbia, SC, where I was told it was a good selection for the SC midlands. I planted it back in June, and I also noticed a lot of leaf drop a few weeks ago. I thought it was sick, but it's currently growing new leaves. Now that I've researched it's cold hardiness, I don't expect it to survive a SE US
zone 8a winter.

Update: May 1, 2013. Both plants sailed through a mild winter with very little damage. Temps in Jan and Feb were above normal, which produced new growth that was burnt by very cold temps with a little ice/snow in March. Still it survived 2 nights @20f and 1 night @19f. I think this plant is cold hardy to zone 8b, at least.

Neutral Margui622 On May 6, 2010, Margui622 from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

I have this plant in a large container because it's not hardy in my area. I love the blooms on this plant, but every year after it blooms, it has a serious issue with leaves dropping off. The year before last, it was so barren, I gave it a major pruning, and I had some great foliage (but no flowers) the next year. This year, I had blooms, but the poor plant lost 65% of its leaves and looks very sad indeed. The "leaf bleeding" seems to have stoppped. We'll see if it recovers!

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Hereford, Arizona
Seal Beach, California
Sumter, South Carolina
San Antonio, Texas
Spring, Texas
Seattle, Washington



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