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Lemon Bottlebrush

Image of the Day 12/27/2015

( Callistemon pallidus )

Available individually or as part of XfrogPlants Oceania 3

The Lemon Bottlebrush is an upright hardy shrub with spreading branches. The lemon whitish flowers provide a nice contrast to the silvery green leaves. It is dominant in the area range that immediately follows the coasts of Southeastern Australia. It has been successful as urban decoration species. To obtain a bushier growth a constant pruning is required. It is a hardy rustic species that endures coastal salty winds and occasional frosts.

Height: 2 to 3 m. as shrub, up to 5-7 m. as tree
Origin: Southeastern Australia (Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria)
Environment: Rocky sites of eastern ranges, on exposed mountain slopes; in full sunlight; on moist, well-drained soils
Climate: warm, temperate; salt– and wind-resistant

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