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Bottlebrush Plant

One of the most prolific bushes in our Arizona yard is the Bottlebrush.

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Dwarf Bottlebrush – Callistemon viminalis Little John – around a firepit

Behind the bottlebrush is our Oleander hedge, also a prolific flower producer this time of year!

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Bottlebrush flower

Each bottlebrush bush produces an abundance of bright red blooms made up of masses of stamens with the pollen at the tip of each filament.

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Dwarf Bottlebrush – Callistemon viminalis Little John

Plant Profile
Common Name: Bottlebrush
Scientific Name: Callistemon
Hardiness: USA zones 8 through 11; can withstand low temperatures of 20-25 degrees F
Growth: evergreen shrub; full sun to partial shade
Blooms: red bottlebrush shape flowers

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