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Callistemon flavovirons

The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan - November

Common name green bottlebrush
Scientific name Callistemon flavovirens (Cheel) Cheel
Family  Myrtaceae
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.

 

 

 

Callistemon flavovirens, image by Tracey Armstrong

Callistemon flavovirens, image by Tracey Armstrong

Callistemon flavovirens, image by Tracey Armstrong