Bottlebrush TreeWednesday, August 12, 2009
Bottlebrush is the name of this tree that has flowers looking like a... yes, bottle brush!
This tree belongs to one of the Callistemon varieties and is a tree or shrub of the Myrtaceae family.
Bottlebrush is native to Australia and grown in moist soil. I spotted this Bottlebrush tree when I was visiting Kellie's Castle in Perak last month.
The flower of the tree is red, bottlebrush-like with spikes of numerous long-stamened flowers.
The leaves are medium green and sharp pointed.
I have not seen any gardener planting this tree in their private garden before. And I don't see them growing everywhere.
I do find this tree unique and functional. Unique due to its flower that looks like a bottle brush. Functional as it provides shade to someone like me who is so afraid of the hot sun :-)
Is Bottlebrush tree popular in your area?