Callistemon rigidus R.Br.

Stiff Bottlebrush

Family: Myrtaceae

Genus: Callistemon

Category: Shrub - Evergreen

Zones: (8)9 to 11

Size: 8 to 10' tall and wide

Growth Rate: Fast

Exposure: Sun


Gray-green green narrow lance-shaped leaves. Flowers 3 to 4" long, red, near the end of the stems. The flowers look bristly - like a bottlebrush.



First published in Bot. Reg. 5: 393 in 1819. Native to Australia.

Other names listed in Bot. Reg.:

Metrosideros linearis Willd. - Metrosideros linearis Muhl. ex Willd. listed as misapplied by PlantList (Kew).


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