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Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Bottlebrush

Callistemon citrinus

From the land down under comes this spectacular blooming tree that prefers the warmer areas of southern Texas. The Bottlebrush is also called the Lemon Bottlebrush for the citrus aroma the leaves have when crushed.


This low maintenance tree has a medium to medium fast growth habit (depending on regularity of water and fertilization) with flexible upright stems that droop under their own weight as they lengthen. The narrow lance-shaped leaves have a leathery touch to them, and are slightly tomentose on the underside. Bright red fuzzy flowers are on the stem tips, arranged radially and being entirely composed of stamens giving it the look of a large bottlebrush; they appear in abundance during the spring and sporadically throughout the summer.  


 It prefers well drained loose soils that are slightly acidic, and requires mulching in areas that experience cold winters.  Freeze damaged branches can be trimmed back to the main trunk or ground, where it will rebound in the spring. Easily attracts butterflies and hummingbirds when in bloom. 

Flowering Tree
Hedge
Container Specimen

Flower Color:

Scarlet Red

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Height

12 Feet

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Spread

9 Feet


USDA Hardiness Zone 8a

Available Sizes:

Item Description
BOT-BRU-05 BOTTLEBRUSH, REGULAR View Current Crop Photo
BOT-BRU-15 BOTTLEBRUSH, REGULAR View Current Crop Photo

Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Tolerance
High
Exposure
Full Sun
Habit
Evergreen
Water Needs
Low