I’ve already blogged about The Red Bottlebrush Tree here. (Callistemon citrinus). I was really interested in photographing The White Bottlebrush Tree, so today I found them in boom.
Callistemon salignus (White Bottlebrush) Aka Willow Bottlebrush, is from the genus Callistemon from the family Mystaceae of shrubs and tress, first described as a genus in 1814. The entire genus is endemic to Australia but widely cultivated in many other regions and naturalized in scattered locations, mostly as ornamental in P.R.. Callistemon species have commonly been referred to as bottlebrushes because of their cylindrical, brush like flowers resembling a traditional bottle brush. These ornamental species are drought tolerant, although in Austrlia they are known to grow in temperate zones.
Flowers are arranged in clusters around the branches in a cylindrical pattern. Each flower produces a spherical, woody fruit that is held along the branch where the flowers once were, and may persist for months or even…
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