Callistemon viminalis Common / Product Name: Captain Cook
Genus Species: Callistemon viminalis
Common / Product Name: Captain Cook
Habit: MEDIUM SHRUB (MS)
Height x Width: 1.5 – m x 1.5 – m
Pruning: Prune annually
Frost Tolerance: High
Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance: Adaptable
Coastal Tolerance: Medium
Drought Tolerance: High
Origin: Australian Plant
Flowering: starts: Early Spring / ends: Early Summer
Flower Colour: Red
Irrigation: No watering required once established if planted in suitable conditions. Will require water over long dry periods.
Lower Temperatures: Temperatures as low as -7°C for short periods once established. Some frost damage below -3°C on foliage.
Upper Temperatures: Temperatures in the Low 40’s°C will tolerate higher temperatures for short periods.
Fertilising: Slow release low phosphorus fertilizer, supplement with iron to prevent yellowing of leaves.
Environment: Plants selected suitable for Melbourne surrounds and southern states of Australia.