Callistemon_linearis.jpg (58228 bytes)Callistemon linearis: is a member of the Myrtaceae family and is known as the Narrow-leaved Bottlebrush.

Callistemon linearis is a spreading, open shrub measuring three metres tall by three metres wide.

The narrow leaves are 12 centimetres long and end in a sharp point. Red flower spikes are about 11 centimetres long and six centimetres wide. Blooms appear in late spring and summer. They attract honeyeaters. As the flowers fade cut off each stem behind the spent spike.

Narrow leaves and red flowers are distinguishing features.

The Narrow-leaved Bottlebrush has proved to be hardy, free-flowering and resistant to drought and frost damage.

Callistemon linearis is widely distributed in New South Wales and is found in coastal, tableland and western areas as well as southern Queensland.

Try this colourful Bottlebrush in an informal hedge in company with other Bottlebrushes.

Propagate from seed and cuttings.