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Lemon Bottlebrush Standard


This is the most commonly grown bottlebrush and it is the most tolerant of heat, cold, and poor soils. This massive shrub can be trained to tree or espalier form and makes a dramatic hedge or screen plant. Narrow evergreen foliage emerges coppery and ages to vivid green with a lemony scent when bruised or crushed. Scarlet bottlebrush-shaped flowers consist mainly of long bristle-like stamens and bloom during the warm season.


Callistemon citrinus Standard (C. lanceolatus)

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf texture : Leathery

Leaf length : 4"

Leaf shape : Lance-shaped

Leaf color : Coppery to vivid green

Flower Characteristics

Flower shape : Bottlebrush-shaped

Flower color : Red

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen

Average size maturity width : 10-15 ft.

Average size maturity height : 10-15 ft.

Growth rate : Fast

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : 10 to 15 F( Z8a)

Sunset zone : 8, 9, 12-24

Water requirements : Regular

Light exposure : Sun

Landscape Attributes

Attractive bark :Yes

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