BOTTLEBRUSH

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COMMON NAME Bottlebrush, Callistemon
BOTANICAL NAME Callistemon rigidus
HEIGHT 15′
WIDTH 15′
EVERGREEN
COLD TOLERANCE 0° F
SOIL TYPE Well drained
DROUGHT TOLERANCE Medium
SALT TOLERANCE Medium
FLOWER Cylindrical-shaped, red filaments
MONTH OF COLOR Spring to Summer
FRUIT Small and woody, holds hundreds of seeds that grow in clusters along the flower stem and can remain there for years before release. To plant, collect unopened seeds and store them in a paper bag in a warm, dry place. Inedible.
COMMENTS Beautiful tree or large shrub. Dense variety of Bottlebrush. Very hardy for
us in Brevard county. Callistemon means “beautiful stamen,” in tribute to the long, dense tufts of red stamens (AKA filaments) emerging from the flowers.
PRICE 45 gallon $225, 30 gallon $175