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Melaleuca viminalis, Metrosideros viminalis
Callistemon viminalis (formerly Melaleuca viminalis), also known as Weeping Bottlebrush, is a shrub or small tree in the family Myrtaceae. It is native to the states of New South Wales and Queensland in Australia where it often occurs along watercourses.[+]
Weeping Bottlebrush grows up to 8 metres in height and has pendent branches with leaves which are 3 to 7 cm long and 3 to 7 mm in width. The bright red flower spikes, which are 4 to 10 cm in length and about 3 to 6 cm in diameter occur between spring and summer.
The species is, as of the 2009 and 2011 Exotic Pest Plant Council (EPPC) list, a Category II invasive exotic in the state of Florida.
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