Descriptions of Registered Cultivars
ORIGIN: Callistemon 'Wilderness White' was selected from a wild population of Callistemon viminalis near Copper Load Falls Dam in North Queensland. The selection was made by R Wiles, M Gandini and G Hardy. The cultivar was first received by the Authority in October 1985. Registration applied for by Mr G Hardy, PO Box 1454, Cairns 4870.
DESCRIPTION: This cultivar grows to 2.5m by 2m wide. It has a dense, weeping habit. The flowers are a clear white in colour and each raceme is about 10cm long.
DIAGNOSIS: C.viminalis occurs in many forms, some of which have been given cultivar names. C. 'Wilderness White' is easily distinguished as it is the only one with white flowers.
OTHER NOTES: The drought and frost hardiness is expected to be similar to other forms of C. viminalis. This cultivar must be grown by vegetative means to preserve the cultivar form.
COLOUR CODE: RHS Colour Code 1966
anthers: yellow group 11B
filaments: white group 155C
ACRA REFERENCES: ACC370; ACRA187; CBG8503790.
ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 27 October 1986