Callistemon - Bottlebrush Shrubs
Callistemon, also known as Bottlebrush, is a genus of evergreen shrubs native to Australia. These shrubs are known for their vibrant, bottlebrush-like flowers that come in shades of red, pink, and white. Callistemon are easy to care for and can be planted in full sun or partial shade. They are drought tolerant and can be used in a variety of garden styles, from cottage gardens to Mediterranean gardens.
Callistemon look great when planted with other shrubs, such as Grevillea, and can be used as a hedge or a feature plant. Some of the most popular Callistemon cultivars include 'Little John', 'Kings Park Special', 'Albany Red', and 'Lemon Bottlebrush'. Common names for Callistemon include Bottlebrush, Red Bottlebrush, and Lemon Bottlebrush.