Willow Bottlebrush ( Callistemon salignus )
Small tree, broadleaf evergreen, broad spreading
Height : 1.5m to 10m
Origin : Southeast of Australia (Queensland to Victoria)
Environment : wet areas, along coastal streams; on deep, rich, well-drained soils
Climate : warm, temperate; humid; cold-resistant except
The Willow Bottlebrush is one of the several Callistemon species, all native to Australia. It is a pioneer species, able to quickly re-colonize wasted lands. It loves humid and even wet climates. It grows of preference near water courses and sometimes even along swamp edges. It is, however, a rustic species, able to resist also adverse
conditions such as moderate drought and colder climates. For these reasons, and for the attractive flowering, the Willow Bottlebrush is an optimal street and garden tree.