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The Callistemon: Bottlebrush

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General description The Callistemon also know as the “bottlebrush” is a native Australian flowering plant. Its name is derived from the shape of its flowers. Folliage: The leaves of the Callistemon are narrow and light green. Flowers: The flower spikes of the Callistemon form in spring and summer and are made up of a cluster of many individual flowers which are arranged vigorously along and around the branches. Distribution and climate Majority of the Callistemons are found in the East and South-East of Australia. The minority occur in South-West of Western Australia (two species) and throughout New Caledonia (four species).They inhabit in damp or wet environments which are prone to floods or creek beds and favour cool, temperate, subtropical
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