A fairly compact bottlebrush getting to be about 5′ and 6′ wide. Its branches carry small, glossy leaves and, in mid-summer, soft, citrus yellow, “bottlebrush” flowers. The leaves become red or purple in cold weather. After flowering, it leaves little brown upside down cups along the stem.
Callistemon viridiflorus is native to Tasmania.
Wants full sun, well-drained with occasional summer water, but drought tolerant once established.
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P19022
Found in Gondwana,
On the third level about int he center.
We acquired this plant from Xera.