Tree/shrub, broadleaf evergreen, broad columnar Height : 1m to 12m included Origin : Australia (Queensland, New South Wales) Environment : Along water courses on the coastal plains; in full sunlight; on moist, well-drained soils Climate : warm, temperate; salt- and fire-resistant
Notes : This Callistemon species is generally noted for it’s showy red flowers and the weeping shape, that can be more or less pronounced depending on the different subspecies. Although frequent in shrubby, it can also reach notable tree sizes of 12-16 m. when growing in favourable conditions. It will grow even in waterlogged soils, but it is sensitive to frost and to direct salt sprays. It has proved to be well resistant to smog and therefore it is often planted for urban decoration.