If every tree
tried to look like another,
they'd forget that they're special
and unlike any other.
~ Mike Dooley ~
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Bottlebrush tree originates from Australia but grows well in warmer U.S. zones 8 or higher. This is another evergreen with narrow, lance shaped, and leathery leaves, grown for its foliage as well as unusual red blooms which attract bees, butterflies and birds.
Established plants are drought-tolerant and therefore popular for xeriscaping. It grows 10 to 12 feet tall.