Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia
Callistemon sp. (Injune)
The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan - March
|Common name ||Injune bottlebrush|
|Scientific name ||Callistemon sp. (Injune)|
|Etymology || |
Genus: Greek, kalos, beauty; stemon, stamen. Literally beautiful stamens.
Species: Found near Injune, Queensland
|Distribution ||Occurring on the heavy black soils around Injune, in southern central Queensland, |
|Native habitat ||Occurs along watercourses or on seasonally inundated low-lying floodplains. |
|Description ||Small, very pretty and abundantly flowering bottlebrush with flowers which age from deep pink to almost white.|
|Flowering/fruiting ||Flowers in late spring with an occasional autumn flush. |
Location in Garden
Growing en masse in Bed 103 in the Big Idea Garden.
Callistemon sp. (Injune) is hardy in most soils and prefers full sun for good flowering. Although this species has a beautiful flower, it only flowers for a short period of time - perhaps 2-3 weeks a year.
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