• Bottlebrush


Callistemon viminalis ‘Captain Cook’, more commonly known as Bottlebrush, owes its name to its upright, cylindrical flowers resembling the brushes used to wash bottles!

Its blooms are flamboyant, with scarlet-red spikes offering passers-by at our green campsite Les Jardins de la Pascalinette a genuine plant firework display.

Its fruit, in the shape of capsules containing small seeds, can remain on the branches for several years.

With its evergreen foliage, the Bottlebrush is a very decorative plant in every season.

It does, however, fear the cold and is therefore well adapted to the climate here in the South of France. It can also be planted in a pot to protect it from frost in colder regions.


Latin name :Callistemon viminalis
Family :myrtacées
Genus :Callistemon
Species :viminalis
Variety :‘Captain Cook’
Color :Bright red
Origin :Australia
Foliage :Evergreen
Port :Shrub/weeping
Height :1.5 m
Flowering :June-September

Did you know?

Originally baptized 'Compacta', its name was changed to 'Captain Cook' in 1970 to commemorate the bicentenary of James Cook's voyage to Australia, the country of origin of this astonishing plant.