Flowers in Australia: 3

Callistemon / Bottlebrush

bottle brush

Callistemon is a genus of around 30 species in the Myrtle family (Myrtaceae). All except four species are endemic to Australia, the others occurring in New Caledonia. Callistemons are commonly known as “bottlebrushes” because of the cylindrical, brush-like shape of the flower spike. They are very popular for gardens and landscaping both in Australia and overseas and numerous cultivars have been brought into cultivation.


5 Comments Add yours

  1. You’ve struck it rich with callistemon this year – their flowering is particularly rich, at least on the south coast. I visited a friend’s garden on Saturday, and she had a great collection: gold-tipped; crimson; a pale pinky-orange: stand-up and prostrate. She also had a very healthy Wollemi pine.

    I love seeing where your English eye takes you. Keep the flowers coming.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I have a few more to post, they are beautiful! Wi-fi a pain at the hotel so I’m not able to connect often. Currently in Sydney library !!

  2. pommepal says:

    The bottlebrushes around my area are almost finished Jude. The birds love the nectar in them.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I’d love to get some bird photos but they are too quick for me and my camera!

      1. pommepal says:

        Be patient you’ll get some…

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