Synonym Names: Callistemon lanceolatus
A large evergreen shrub, the Lemon Bottlebrush bears masses of bright red flowers in the spring and summer that are shaped, as the name implies, like a 'bottle brush.' New foliage grows in a bright, bronzy red. This shrub can reach 25' tall and wide but can be pruned to desirable size. Leaves are aromatic and round. Flowers attract hummingbirds and also created litter. This plant tolerates full to part sun and is drought tolerant once it's established. It is versatile as it can be espaliered, used as a street tree, or privacy hedge. Some people are allergic to the pollen.
Very Low, Low
Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular
Average, Poor, Well-drained
8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Salt Ocean Spray, Heat, Windy Conditions, Smog, Alkaline Soil
Espalier, Showy Flowers
Background, Shrub Border, Patio, Park, Raised Planter, Walls / Fences
Information by: PlantMaster
Photography by: Jerry Sortomme SBCC
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