Bottlebrush (Callistemon Citrinus) Plant Profile!

We are starting to create individual Texas native plants profiles and today we will put the spotlight on Bottlebrush (Callistemon Citrinus).

From the entry:

“Even if you no longer brush your bottles you can find a spot for this excellent evergreen shrub! It is an outstanding drought tolerant, pest and disease resistant plant that ought to be more popular in Austin and Central Texas landscapes. The blooms are quite bold and unusual and look, you can guess, like bottle brushes. This shrub gets quite tall and wide which means we often design Bottlebrush as either a focal element in a small flowerbeds or as an informal screen or hedge. Xeriscape landscapers in Austin love to use it as an economical solution for a low maintenance, waterwise, big and showy color specimen for bare spots.”

 

What do you think about Bottlebrush? Do you grow it yourself? Pictures or insights to share?

Reed

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