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Botanical name:
Callistemon spp.

Flowering/fruiting season:
Flowers spring and summer

Tableland - sub-alpine
Common (Flood, 1980:96)


  • Food
  • Flowers were sucked for nectar (Flood, 1980:96)

C. paludosus (Swamp Bottlebrush)

3 species occur in ACT:

  • C. sieberi Swamp Bottlebrush - (top) 'Common on banks of creeks and rivers at lower elevations, especially in stony habitats, e.g. Molonglo Gorge…'
  • C. pallidus Lemon Bottlebrush, Australflora Candle Glow - (right) 'Dominant species in heath on exposed mountain slopes at high altitudes' (Burbidge & Gray, 1976:268)
  • Small shrub with silver grey foliage and creamy yellow flower spikes up to 10cm. (Wrigley & Fagg, 1998:282)

C. pallidus (Lemon Bottlebrush, Australflora Candle Glow)

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Horticulture :
Hardy and frost resistant (Wrigley & Fagg, 1998:275)

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