Callistemon_flavovirens.jpg (56522 bytes)Callistemon flavovirens: comes from the Northern Tablelands of New South Wales and southern Queensland. This unusual Bottlebrush develops into a spreading shrub. Although not well known in cultivation, this species has horticultural potential. New growth has a silvery appearance whilst older leaves have a succulent texture. The flowers are yellowish-green with late spring and early summer the main flowering period. Flowers also appear sporadically at other times. The individual flowers are widely spaced giving the brushes an open appearance. Honeyeaters visit the flowers. Callistemon flavovirens will accept both dry and wet situations. Pruning is greatly appreciated. We have a number of specimens growing at Yallaroo and they have proved to be both drought resistant and frost tolerant.