Callis1.JPG (45890 bytes)1970 was the bicentenary of Captain James Cook's voyage of discovery along the east coast of Australia. To commemorate this momentous anniversary a number of native plant cultivars were released to the gardening public. The most enduring of these cultivars is a  bottlebrush known as Callistemon Endeavour named in honour of Cook's legendary vessel. This tall shrub has stiff deep green leaves and brilliant crimson brushes which appear throughout the year. Remove spent flowers to encourage compact growth. Callistemon Endeavour makes an excellent hedge or screen plant. This cultivar must be propagated from cuttings.