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8 most common species:
Callistemon citrinus
Crimson bottlebrush
Crimson bottlebrush is a shrub commonly found in swamps and near rivers. The source of the common name is easily seen in its flowers' appearance. Those flowers produce sweet nectar which attracts numerous species of birds. The specific epithet, "citrinus," was given because the crimson bottlebrush's leaves give off a citrus-like scent when crushed.
Callistemon rigidus
Bottlebrush
Bottlebrush (*Callistemon rigidus*) is a shrub native to Queensland and New South Wales, Australia. It does well in many types of soil as long as it is damp and the shrub has access to full sunlight. The nectar from bottlebrush's bright flowers attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.
Callistemon viminalis
Weeping bottlebrush
Weeping bottlebrush (Callistemon viminalis) is an evergreen tree that comes from Australia. It gets its common name from its blooms, which resemble bright red bottle brushes. This species is commonly grown in gardens, and its sweet nectar attracts birds.
Callistemon salignus
White bottlebrush
White bottlebrush has been a popular garden plant for many years, often being used as a hedge or wall-side border. It is also a winner of the Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society. The plant gets the common name, "White Bottlebrush," from its creamy white spring and summer flowers that look like bottle brushes. The sweet-scented flowers attract hummingbirds and other pollinators.
Callistemon pearsonii
Blackdown Bottlebrush
This species is a small, spreading, but compact shrub with hard bark, soft foliage, and profuse spikes of bottlebrush flowers in spring and summer. Its leaves are arranged alternately and are 1.5 to 2.5 cm long, 1.5 to 5 mm wide, flat, and linear to narrow egg-shaped with the narrower end towards the base. The flowers are red, tipped with yellow, and are arranged in short spikes on the ends and sides of branches, which continue to grow after flowering. The flowering occurs mainly in spring and is followed by fruits which are woody capsules 2.5 to 5 mm long.
Callistemon citrinus 'Little John'
Dwarf crimson bottlebrush 'Little John'
Dwarf crimson bottlebrush 'Little John' is appropriately named since this dwarf hybrid grows to just 91 cm tall, much smaller than the parent shrub. Its compact size makes it ideal for smaller gardens. Its dense growth makes it well suited for growth as a hedging plant, but dwarf crimson bottlebrush 'Little John' can also be grown in containers. The brush-like flowers attract hummingbirds.
Callistemon viminalis 'Captain Cook'
Weeping bottlebrush 'Captain Cook'
Weeping bottlebrush 'Captain Cook' is an eye-catching shrub known for its arching branches and weeping habit, resembling a small willow. This hardy, evergreen species thrives in sun-drenched environments, producing vibrant red bottlebrush flowers that attract pollinators. Its adaptability to a range of soils and resilience to drought make weeping bottlebrush 'Captain Cook' a popular choice for ornamental gardens.
Callistemon citrinus 'Mauve Mist'
Crimson bottlebrush 'Mauve Mist'
Crimson bottlebrush 'Mauve Mist' is a compact variety of Crimson bottlebrush named for its misty-looking mauve bottlebrush blooms. This color is unique to this cultivar and is particularly attractive to birds (especially hummingbirds). Gardeners love that this shrub is great for hedges, erosion control and windbreaks.

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Crimson bottlebrush
Callistemon citrinus
Crimson bottlebrush
Crimson bottlebrush is a shrub commonly found in swamps and near rivers. The source of the common name is easily seen in its flowers' appearance. Those flowers produce sweet nectar which attracts numerous species of birds. The specific epithet, "citrinus," was given because the crimson bottlebrush's leaves give off a citrus-like scent when crushed.
Bottlebrush
Callistemon rigidus
Bottlebrush
Bottlebrush (*Callistemon rigidus*) is a shrub native to Queensland and New South Wales, Australia. It does well in many types of soil as long as it is damp and the shrub has access to full sunlight. The nectar from bottlebrush's bright flowers attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.
Weeping bottlebrush
Callistemon viminalis
Weeping bottlebrush
Weeping bottlebrush (Callistemon viminalis) is an evergreen tree that comes from Australia. It gets its common name from its blooms, which resemble bright red bottle brushes. This species is commonly grown in gardens, and its sweet nectar attracts birds.
White bottlebrush
Callistemon salignus
White bottlebrush
White bottlebrush has been a popular garden plant for many years, often being used as a hedge or wall-side border. It is also a winner of the Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society. The plant gets the common name, "White Bottlebrush," from its creamy white spring and summer flowers that look like bottle brushes. The sweet-scented flowers attract hummingbirds and other pollinators.
Blackdown Bottlebrush
Callistemon pearsonii
Blackdown Bottlebrush
This species is a small, spreading, but compact shrub with hard bark, soft foliage, and profuse spikes of bottlebrush flowers in spring and summer. Its leaves are arranged alternately and are 1.5 to 2.5 cm long, 1.5 to 5 mm wide, flat, and linear to narrow egg-shaped with the narrower end towards the base. The flowers are red, tipped with yellow, and are arranged in short spikes on the ends and sides of branches, which continue to grow after flowering. The flowering occurs mainly in spring and is followed by fruits which are woody capsules 2.5 to 5 mm long.
Dwarf crimson bottlebrush 'Little John'
Callistemon citrinus 'Little John'
Dwarf crimson bottlebrush 'Little John'
Dwarf crimson bottlebrush 'Little John' is appropriately named since this dwarf hybrid grows to just 91 cm tall, much smaller than the parent shrub. Its compact size makes it ideal for smaller gardens. Its dense growth makes it well suited for growth as a hedging plant, but dwarf crimson bottlebrush 'Little John' can also be grown in containers. The brush-like flowers attract hummingbirds.
Weeping bottlebrush 'Captain Cook'
Callistemon viminalis 'Captain Cook'
Weeping bottlebrush 'Captain Cook'
Weeping bottlebrush 'Captain Cook' is an eye-catching shrub known for its arching branches and weeping habit, resembling a small willow. This hardy, evergreen species thrives in sun-drenched environments, producing vibrant red bottlebrush flowers that attract pollinators. Its adaptability to a range of soils and resilience to drought make weeping bottlebrush 'Captain Cook' a popular choice for ornamental gardens.
Crimson bottlebrush 'Mauve Mist'
Callistemon citrinus 'Mauve Mist'
Crimson bottlebrush 'Mauve Mist'
Crimson bottlebrush 'Mauve Mist' is a compact variety of Crimson bottlebrush named for its misty-looking mauve bottlebrush blooms. This color is unique to this cultivar and is particularly attractive to birds (especially hummingbirds). Gardeners love that this shrub is great for hedges, erosion control and windbreaks.
Crimson bottlebrush 'Perth Pink'
Callistemon citrinus 'Perth Pink'
Crimson bottlebrush 'Perth Pink'
Crimson bottlebrush 'Perth Pink' offers arching branches that hold bottle-brush shaped bright pink flowers. New leaves emerge as an attractive silvery-pink before they deepen into green. This is a cultivar of Callistemon citrinus named for its pink tones. It is deer-resistant, pest-free, and disease-free, making it a popular choice for gardeners. It also attracts bees and insects as pollinators.
Weeping bottlebrush 'Little John'
Callistemon viminalis 'Little John'
Weeping bottlebrush 'Little John'
Weeping bottlebrush 'Little John' is a small evergreen shrub that is native to Australia. Its brilliant reddish-pink flowers in spring and summer attract bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies. This drought-tolerant plant is perfect for a rock garden or as a low hedge.
Callistemon pityoides
Callistemon pityoides
Callistemon pityoides
Callistemon pityoides is recognized for its slender, needle-like foliage and distinctive bottlebrush flowers. Typically growing in alpine or subalpine regions, this resilient shrub adapts to cooler climates and poor soils, showcasing vivid yellow to cream flower spikes. The unique floral bristles attract a range of pollinators, playing a vital role in its montane ecosystem.
Callistemon paludosus
Callistemon paludosus
Callistemon paludosus
Callistemon paludosus is a striking shrub known for its cylindrical, brush-like flowers which bloom in vibrant red hues. Native to wet environments, callistemon paludosus typically thrives along riverbanks where it can reach up to three meters in height. Its evergreen foliage, narrow and pointed, complements the vivid flowers attracting pollinators. The plant's adaptability to moist soil conditions underscores its role in stabilizing ecosystems.
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Dracaena
Dracaena are popular house plants that are easy to grow. They can tolerate low-light conditions and require little watering. Their leaves range from variegated to dark green. Their characteristic traits include woody stems that grow slowly but offer a striking appearance for small spaces such as apartments or offices.
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Fig trees
Fig trees have been cultivated in many regions for their fruits, particularly the common fig, F. carica. Most of the species have edible fruits, although the common fig is the only one of commercial value. Fig trees are also important food sources for wildlife in the tropics, including monkeys, bats, and insects.
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Brambles
Brambles are members of the rose family, and there are hundreds of different types to be found throughout the European countryside. They have been culturally significant for centuries; Christian folklore stories hold that when the devil was thrown from heaven, he landed on a bramble bush. Their vigorous growth habit can tangle into native plants and take over.
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Maples
The popular tree family known as maples change the color of their leaves in the fall. Many cultural traditions encourage people to watch the colors change, such as momijigari in Japan. Maples popular options for bonsai art. Alternately, their sap is used to create maple syrup.
Prunus
Prunus
Prunus is a genus of flowering fruit trees that includes almonds, cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines, and apricots. These are often known as "stone fruits" because their pits are large seeds or "stones." When prunus trees are damaged, they exhibit "gummosis," a condition in which the tree's gum (similar to sap) is secreted to the bark to help heal external wounds.
Solanum
Nightshades
Nightshades is a large and diverse genus of plants, with more than 1500 different types worldwide. This genus incorporates both important staple food crops like tomato, potato, and eggplant, but also dangerous poisonous plants from the nightshade family. The name was coined by Pliny the Elder almost two thousand years ago.
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Roses
Most species of roses are shrubs or climbing plants that have showy flowers and sharp thorns. They are commonly cultivated for cut flowers or as ornamental plants in gardens due to their attractive appearance, pleasant fragrance, and cultural significance in many countries. The rose hips (fruits) can also be used in jams and teas.
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Oaks
Oaks are among the world's longest-lived trees, sometimes growing for over 1,000 years! The oldest known oak tree is in the southern United States and is over 1,500 years old. Oaks produce an exceedingly popular type of wood which is used to make different products, from furniture and flooring to wine barrels and even cosmetic creams.
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8 most common species:
Callistemon citrinus
Crimson bottlebrush
Crimson bottlebrush is a shrub commonly found in swamps and near rivers. The source of the common name is easily seen in its flowers' appearance. Those flowers produce sweet nectar which attracts numerous species of birds. The specific epithet, "citrinus," was given because the crimson bottlebrush's leaves give off a citrus-like scent when crushed.
Callistemon rigidus
Bottlebrush
Bottlebrush (*Callistemon rigidus*) is a shrub native to Queensland and New South Wales, Australia. It does well in many types of soil as long as it is damp and the shrub has access to full sunlight. The nectar from bottlebrush's bright flowers attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.
Callistemon viminalis
Weeping bottlebrush
Weeping bottlebrush (Callistemon viminalis) is an evergreen tree that comes from Australia. It gets its common name from its blooms, which resemble bright red bottle brushes. This species is commonly grown in gardens, and its sweet nectar attracts birds.
Callistemon salignus
White bottlebrush
White bottlebrush has been a popular garden plant for many years, often being used as a hedge or wall-side border. It is also a winner of the Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society. The plant gets the common name, "White Bottlebrush," from its creamy white spring and summer flowers that look like bottle brushes. The sweet-scented flowers attract hummingbirds and other pollinators.
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Dracaena
Dracaena
Dracaena are popular house plants that are easy to grow. They can tolerate low-light conditions and require little watering. Their leaves range from variegated to dark green. Their characteristic traits include woody stems that grow slowly but offer a striking appearance for small spaces such as apartments or offices.
Ficus
Fig trees
Fig trees have been cultivated in many regions for their fruits, particularly the common fig, F. carica. Most of the species have edible fruits, although the common fig is the only one of commercial value. Fig trees are also important food sources for wildlife in the tropics, including monkeys, bats, and insects.
Rubus
Brambles
Brambles are members of the rose family, and there are hundreds of different types to be found throughout the European countryside. They have been culturally significant for centuries; Christian folklore stories hold that when the devil was thrown from heaven, he landed on a bramble bush. Their vigorous growth habit can tangle into native plants and take over.
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Maples
The popular tree family known as maples change the color of their leaves in the fall. Many cultural traditions encourage people to watch the colors change, such as momijigari in Japan. Maples popular options for bonsai art. Alternately, their sap is used to create maple syrup.
Prunus
Prunus
Prunus is a genus of flowering fruit trees that includes almonds, cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines, and apricots. These are often known as "stone fruits" because their pits are large seeds or "stones." When prunus trees are damaged, they exhibit "gummosis," a condition in which the tree's gum (similar to sap) is secreted to the bark to help heal external wounds.
Solanum
Nightshades
Nightshades is a large and diverse genus of plants, with more than 1500 different types worldwide. This genus incorporates both important staple food crops like tomato, potato, and eggplant, but also dangerous poisonous plants from the nightshade family. The name was coined by Pliny the Elder almost two thousand years ago.
Rosa
Roses
Most species of roses are shrubs or climbing plants that have showy flowers and sharp thorns. They are commonly cultivated for cut flowers or as ornamental plants in gardens due to their attractive appearance, pleasant fragrance, and cultural significance in many countries. The rose hips (fruits) can also be used in jams and teas.
Quercus
Oaks
Oaks are among the world's longest-lived trees, sometimes growing for over 1,000 years! The oldest known oak tree is in the southern United States and is over 1,500 years old. Oaks produce an exceedingly popular type of wood which is used to make different products, from furniture and flooring to wine barrels and even cosmetic creams.
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