NARROW LEAVED BOTTLEBRUSH (Callistemon Linearis) SEEDS 'Bush Tucker Plant'
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C.Linearis is a busy, medium sized shrub with linear leaves and red bottlebrush spikes up to 12cm long. Leaves are aromatic when crushed. Flowers appear in late spring and early summer.
Grow in a sheltered position in full sun with a moist but well drained soil.
Soil: loam, sand
Occurs in and between the south-east corner of queensland, nowra on the south coast of new south wales and inland as far as gilgandra. Grows in damp situations in a range of vegetation associations.
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and birds.
Bush food : bottlebrush flowers have a sweet nectar which can either be consumed by sucking on the flowers or by soaking the flowers in water to make a sweet drink.
Germination: sow direct on the surface, germination 1- 4 weeks