Callistemon citrinus (lanceolatus)

Lemon Bottlebrush

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Shrubs / Trees

Evergreen-Deciduous: Evergreen

Overall Mature Size: Medium

Also Grown As: Bush / Standard Tree

Mature Height & Spread: 20-25' x 10-12'

Natural Growth Habit: Rounded

Native To: Australia/New Zealand

Exposure: Full Sun

Water: Medium Water

Flower Color: Red

Bloom Time: Spring, Summer

Special Features: Attracts Birds/Butterflies / Deer Resistant / Desert Conditions / Drought Resistant / Screen / Seacoast Conditions

Container Sizes: #5, #15

Sunset Garden Zones: 8, 9, 12-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone: 9

A Bit More

You couldn’t come up with a better common name for Callistemon citrinus if you tried; Bottlebrush suits it perfectly.  The flowers are made up almost entirely of brilliant crimson stamens, tipped with tiny yellow anthers, which take on the shape of a bottle brush.  Those flowers are very attractive to hummingbirds, and their antics will delight viewers for hours.  Callistemon is generally seen as a bush, but occasionally trained up as a small tree and sometimes even espaliered.  Bottlebrush is capable of accommodating several kinds of landscape needs, from stand-alone specimen, to privacy hedge.  While young Bottlebrush need regular water and well balanced soil, once well established, it can handle occasional stretches of drought.

A Bit More

You couldn’t come up with a better common name for Callistemon citrinus if you tried; Bottlebrush suits it perfectly.  The flowers are made up almost entirely of brilliant crimson stamens, tipped with tiny yellow anthers, which take on the shape of a bottle brush.  Those flowers are very attractive to hummingbirds, and their antics will delight viewers for hours.  Callistemon is generally seen as a bush, but occasionally trained up as a small tree and sometimes even espaliered.  Bottlebrush is capable of accommodating several kinds of landscape needs, from stand-alone specimen, to privacy hedge.  While young Bottlebrush need regular water and well balanced soil, once well established, it can handle occasional stretches of drought.