Callistemon salignus (Sm.) Sw.

Willow Bottlebrush

Large shrub or small tree mostly 3-10 m tall with papery, peeling bark and characteristic purplish pink new growth. Leaves narrow-rhomboidal, tapered at both ends 6-9 cm long, 0.5-1.5 cm wide; veins distinct on both surfaces. Flower spikes mostly 4-5 cm long, 3-3.5 cm wide; spring to summer. Filaments 12-15 mm long, creamy white to yellow, occasionally pink or red. Fruits 4-5 mm wide.

Qld, NSW.

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Myrtaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Myrtales
family       Myrtaceae
genus        Callistemon R.Br.