Bottlebrush Flower (Callistemon)
Bottlebrush Flower is a common name given to several plants belonging to the genus Callistemon. These plants are known for their unique, cylindrical flower spikes that resemble the shape of a bottlebrush, hence the name.
Bottlebrush Flowers are evergreen shrubs or small trees that can reach varying heights depending on the species. They typically have narrow, lance-shaped leaves that are dark green and leathery in texture. The most distinctive feature is their flower spikes, which are composed of numerous tiny individual flowers densely packed together, forming cylindrical or bottlebrush-shaped clusters.
The flowers of Bottlebrush plants are usually vibrant and come in various colors, including red, pink, yellow, and white, depending on the species and cultivar. The individual flowers have long, prominent stamens that protrude outward, giving them their characteristic bottlebrush appearance. These showy flowers attract pollinators like bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.