Description Alpine Bottlebrush is a shrub growing to 3 m tall. The leaves are flat, narrow linear growing about 1 cm to 2 cm long and about 1 mm wide with a sharp point. The flowers are yellow or cream and produced in bottlebrush spikes, about 3 cm to 7 cm long and 2 cm to 2.5 cm in diameter. Flowering is in spring and summer from October to February. The fruit are woody capsules about 3 mm to 5 mm long. The plant is also known as Melaleuca pityoides.
Habitat wet heathland, near streams
Distribution Alpine Bottlebrush is found in south east Queensland, eastern New South Wales, north-east Victoria, especially in upland areas.