COMMERCIAL NURSERY – NATIVE SHRUB
callistemon citrinus – Common red, crimson or lemon bottlebrush
callistemon citrinus Splendens is a rounded compact evergreen shrub. Irresistible to birds; excellent for hedging, tolerant of heavy and seasonally waterlogged soils. Deep bright red long bottlebrush flowers cover a 3m shrub in spring and summer. It has broad stiff, green lanceolate leaves that have a slight lemon smell when crushed. The new growth is a lovely pink with a soft velvety feel.
It is a fast growing and tough plant. It is able to tolerate 2nd line salt, wind, drought, frost and even pollution. As with most Callistemons, this one is easily grown and will attract bird life to your garden.
Uses: Feature tree, screen, hedge, and used as windbreaks.