LEMON BOTTLEBRUSH FACTS
Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
Lemon Bottlebrush is a shrub or tree growing to 5 m tall. The leaves are flat, narrow elliptical, growing 3 cm to 7 cm long and about 1 cm to 1.5 cm wide. The flowers are yellow or cream and produced in bottlebrush spikes, about 3 cm to 7 cm long and about 3.5 cm in diameter. Flowering is in spring and summer from October to February. The fruit are woody capsules about 4 mm to 6 mm long. The plant is also known as Melaleuca pallida.
Wet areas near streams, rocky slopes.
Lemon Bottlebrush is found in south east Queensland, eastern New South Wales, eastern Victoria and Tasmania.
Height (m): 2 - 5
Spread (m): 2 - 4
Soil Texture: sand, loam, clay
Soil pH: acid soils, neutral soils, alkaliine soils
Frost Sensitivity: resistant
Minimum Rainfall (mm): 550
Flower Colour: yellow
Flower Season: spring, summer
(source: SA State Flora Catalog)
attracts birds, source of nectar
|Common Name:||Lemon Bottlebrush|
Relatives in same Genus
Callistemon citrinus 'Firebrand'
Callistemon citrinus 'Splendens'
Callistemon viminalis 'Hannah Ray'
Callistemon viminalis 'Wildfire'
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