Saturday, March 21, 2009

Bottle Brush tree

Moving to Florida from the Midwest 10 years ago, I found so many new plants and trees that were unfamiliar to me. One tree that I always found very beautiful is the Callistemon rigidus or the Bottle Brush Tree.
When all the soft, bristle-like needles fall off the tree, the ground turns red. The problem arises when there is a car parked underneath the tree. They get everywhere and make a mess.


  1. I've seen them grown here in Oregon by folks who have greenhouses. I've never seen one with the preponderance of bloom that your photos show.

  2. It is interesting to find where they are actually at home. Thanks for visiting, Mary.