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NARROW-LEAVED BOTTLEBRUSH (Callistemon Linearis) Seeds

NARROW-LEAVED BOTTLEBRUSH (Callistemon Linearis) Seeds

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Callistemon 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, a small to medium sized shrub from about 1 – 3 metres high.

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.