Australian Native Plants

  Callistemon pinifolius (Pine-leaved Bottlebrush)

Callistemon pinifolius photo
Callistemon pinifolius flower and leaves

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Callistemon pinifolius habit

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Growth Characteristics information is sourced from: State Flora Catalog, Government of South Australia Licensed under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license.


distribution map showing range of Callistemon pinifolius in Australia

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Common Name
Pine-leaved Bottlebrush

Pine-leaved Bottlebrush is a shrub growing to about 3 m tall. The leaves are narrow and linear with sharp points, growing 4 cm to 10 cm long and about 1 mm wide. The flowers are yellowish green or red and produced in bottlebrush spikes, about 5 cm to 7 cm long and 4 cm to 5 cm in diameter. Flowering is in spring and early summer. The fruit are woody capsules about 6 mm long. The plant is also known as a variety of Melaleuca linearis.

woodland in damp places

Pine-leaved Bottlebrush is found in central eastern New South Wales.

Growth Characteristics
Height (m): 0.5 - 4
Spread (m): 2 - 4
Soil Texture: sand, loam, clay
Soil pH: acid soils, neutral soils, alkaliine soils
Frost Sensitivity: resistant
Minimum Rainfall (mm): 500
Flower Colour: green, red
Flower Season: spring, summer

(source: SA State Flora Catalog)


Wildlife Interest
attracts birds, source of nectar

Common Name:Pine-leaved Bottlebrush

Relatives in same Genus
  Callistemon brachyandrus
  Callistemon citrinus 'Firebrand'
  Callistemon citrinus 'Splendens'
  Callistemon citrinus
  Callistemon glaucus
  Callistemon linearis
  Callistemon montanus
  Callistemon pachyphyllus
  Callistemon pallidus
  Callistemon pearsonii
  Callistemon phoeniceus
  Callistemon pityoides
  Callistemon polandii
  Callistemon rugulosus
  Callistemon salignus
  Callistemon teretifolius
  Callistemon viminalis 'Hannah Ray'
  Callistemon viminalis 'Wildfire'
  Callistemon viminalis
  Callistemon 'Eureka'
  Callistemon 'Harkness'
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