Category: Shrub - Evergreen
Zones: (8)9 to 11
Size: 8 to 10' tall and wide
Growth Rate: Fast
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).