Australian Native Plants

  Callistemon viminalis 'Rose Opal'


Callistemon viminalis 'Rose Opal' photo
Callistemon 'Rose Opal'

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Callistemon viminalis 'Rose Opal' photo
Callistemon 'Rose Opal'

Photograph copyright: oznativeplants - all rights reserved.




PLANT FACTS

Description
Callistemon 'Rose Opal' is a compact dwarf form of the Weeping Bottlebrush, Callistemon viminalis. It produces clusters of red bottlebrush flowers in spring and autumn. The flower spike is 70mm to 80mm long and fades to rose red. Callistemon 'Rose Opal' was grown from seed collected at Wappa Falls on the Maroochy River in 1956. One of these seedlings was selected as Callistemon 'Rose Opal' for its distinctive rose colour.

Height
1.5m - 2m

Spread
1.5m

Propagation
seed,

Wildlife Interest
birds, nectar

Distribution
Queensland



Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Myrtales
Family:Myrtaceae
Genus:Callistemon
Species:viminalis
Variety:'Rose Opal'


Relatives in same Genus
  Callistemon citrinus 'Firebrand'
  Callistemon citrinus 'Splendens'
  Callistemon viminalis 'Wildfire'
  Callistemon viminalis
  Callistemon 'Lavender Showers'
  Callistemon 'Pink Champagne'
  Callistemon 'Purple Splendour'
  Callistemon 'Taree Pink'