Callistemon citrinus 'Red Cluster'
A vigorous, rounded form. A profusion of crimson-red brushes in spring with a second flowering in autumn. Flowers attract nectar-seeking birds. Drought-tolerant once established.
10 Year Size
Taxonomy and Etymology
Family: Myrtaceae, myrtle family, a family of evergreen trees and shrubs.
Genus: Callistemon, callistemon, derived from the Greek nouns κάλλος (kalós, 'beauty') and στήμονας (stímonas, 'stamen'), meaning 'beautiful stamen', in reference to the beauty of the flowers in this genus. Commonly known as bottlebrush, a genus of flowering shrubs.
Species: Callistemon citrinus, citrīnus (Latin, adjective), meaning 'citric, citrus', in reference to the species' leaves emitting a citrus fragrance when crushed.
Cultivar: Callistemon citrinus 'Red Cluster'
Synonyms: Melaleuca citrina 'Red Cluster'
Common Name: Bottlebrush
Description and Features
Description: A vigorous, rounded form. A profusion of crimson-red brushes in spring with a second flowering in autumn. Flowers attract nectar-seeking birds. Drought-tolerant once established.
Uses: Street, Topiary, Attracts bees
Soil Type: Dry soils
Sun and Shade: Full sun, Part shade
Winter Foliage: Evergreen