Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia
The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan - November
|Common name ||green bottlebrush|
|Scientific name ||Callistemon flavovirens (Cheel) Cheel|
|Etymology || |
Genus: From Greek, callos, beauty; and stemon, a stamen.
Species: From Latin, flavus, yellow; and virens, green. Referring to the yellow-green flowers.
|Distribution ||A rare species, restricted to the granite belt of the Darling Downs area of Queensland and Northern Tablelands of New South Wales.|
|Native habitat ||Usually in rocky situations along creek banks or in crevices.|
|Description || |
It develops into a spreading shrub with silvery new foliage and unusual yellow-green flowers.
|Flowering/fruiting ||Flowers in late spring and early summer. Flowers also appear sporadically throughout the year.|
Location in Garden
In Bed 4a, the rare and threatened garden in the Connections Garden, and in Bed 108 in the Big Idea Garden.
In your garden it will tolerate both dry and wet situations, is reasonably drought resistant and frost tolerant, and will attract honey-eating birds.
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