This perennial plant's name is derived from the flowery spikes blooming from the ends of the stems, resembling a bottle brush. This plant belongs to the Callistemon genus, which is currently composed of 40 different plant species. This plant commonly produces suckers; branches growing from the base of the plant that take nutrients away from the rest of the plant. These should be removed immediately to maintain the plants health.
Common Name: Bottle Brush Tree
Native Range: Australia
Height: 10.00-12.00 ft.
Spread: 6.00-8.00 ft.
Bloom Description: Red
Sun: Full sun
Flower: Spiky petals around an elongated center create a fuzzy look similar to a bottle brush
Leaf: Grey-green leafs around a woodlike stem
Other: Attracts hummingbirds, bees, butterflies