Red flowers in spring and can flower again in autumn if it is well-watered. Good for coastal areas and wet sites. Can tolerate some dry soils as well.
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 of species in this genus. Commonly known as bottlebrush, a genus of flowering shrubs.
Species: Callistemon citrinus, citrīnus (Latin, adjective), meaning 'citric, citrus', in reference to this species' leaves emitting a citrus fragrance when crushed.
Synonyms: Melaleuca citrina
Common Name: Bottlebrush
Description and Features
Description: Red flowers in spring and can flower again in autumn if it is well-watered. Good for coastal areas and wet sites. Can tolerate some dry soils as well.
Uses: Attracts bees
Soil Type: Dry soils, Poor draining soils
Sun and Shade: Full sun
Winter Foliage: Evergreen