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Callistemon rigidus

English name: Stiff bottlebrush

Latin name: Callistemon rigidus

Family: Myrtle - Myrtaceae

Origin: New South Wales (Australia)

This bottlebrush is endemic to a fairly small area of Australia. It grows to a height of 2 to 3 metres, with a rigid, elevated form. The leaves are usually 5 – 7 cm long, and 3 to 4 mm. wide. The flowers, with reddish stamens and darker anthers, appear in the summer.

Callistemon rigidus