Scientific Name: Melaleuca citrina
Common Name: crimson bottlebrush
Family Name: Myrtaceae
Origin: Australia / New Zealand
Hardiness Zone: Zone 9: (-7 to -1 °C)
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen
Mature Size: 0.7 - 1.3m x 1.0 - 1.5m (height x width)
Habit: Upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Container planting, Indoor plant, Summer interest
Exposure: Full sun, Sheltered
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Leathery, Glabrous, Elliptic, Linear, Oblanceolate, Entire
Flowers: Flowers clustered, Red, Dark-red, May-Jun-Jul
Fruit: Capsule, Brown, Aug-Sep, (Persistent)
Key ID Features:
Leaves leathery, opposite, most blades oblanceolate to narrowly elliptical to linear, 5-7cm long x 4-17mm wide; margins entire, orange scented when crushed; flowers bottlebrush-like due to having very long filaments.