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Callistemon viminalis ‘CV01’ Slim™ PPAF

A great hedge form of dwarf bottlebrush tree with an uprigth, columnar growth habit. Use as a small specimen tree in patio gardens or other tight spaces or use Slim to create a flower-filled hedge in Zones 8-11.  Slim produces tons of large red flower spikes in spring and early summer. It’s semi-dwarf & upright habit, abundance of large bottlebrush flowers, and good winter performance in milder climates distinguish Slim from others. Slim is an F1 cross between ‘Captain Cook’ (the “original” dwarf C. viminalis) and an unnamed breeding line from Nuflora International Pty Ltd.   Breeder: Graham Brown, as part of a breeding program sponsored by the University of Sydney Plant Breeding Institute and Nuflora. Part of our Tuffy Plant Collection™.



  • Columnar habit
  • Responds well to pruning
  • Great for creating screens or hedges


Life Cycle: Perennial
Hardiness Zones: 9 to 11
H x W (approx): 10ft tall by 4-5ft wide after 5 years
Spacing: 6ft on center for screen or hedge plantings
Bloom Time: Spring and fall
Flower: Large terminal bottlebrush inflorescences cover the plant, each approx. 4 to 6
inches long, consisting of numerous deep-red florets with long exserted stamens.
Foliage Color: Deep emerald green
Habit: Upright and columnar, with foliage all the way to the base
Containers?: Best used as a landscape item
Light Requirement: Full sun to partial shade
Water Requirement: Prefers regular irrigation but drought tolerant once established
tenance; salt tolerant
Uses: Drought tolerant screen, flowering hedge, salt laden landscapes
Maintenance Notes: Looks it best in full sun with regular irrigation. Responds well to pruning.