COMMERCIAL NURSERY – NATIVE TREE
Callistemon sieberi – River Bottlebrush – native
Callistemon sieberi or River Bottlebrush – as the name suggests occurs naturally along rivers and water courses in the higher rainfall regions of South Eastern Australia in New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania. River bottlebrush grows to around 3 metres in height and has attractive yellow bottlebrush flowers in Spring. The River Bottlebrush has a willowy appearance with numerous, slender and often drooping branches. The leaves are grey-green and tapering at both ends, young leaves are silky and have a red colour.
Callistemon sieberi despite having an association with rivers and water is remarkably hardy and adaptable as well as fast growing, It is used extensively in revegetation programs throughout the regions to which it is suited.
Uses: hedge, feature plant, screen, windbreak. Attractive foliage, stream side vegetation.