The Q&A Archives: Identifying Florida Tree

Question: I live in Florida and see this tree that looks like it's in the evergreen family but it always has a pretty red fluted-like flower on it. The tree itself is very soft and has an airy type of needle. Do you have any idea what this can be???

Answer: I believe what you describe is a Bottle-Brush. The family<br>is Myrtaceae. It is a large shrub which can be thought of as a tree. It is an evergreen with spectacular spikes resembling red bottle brushes, and is propagated from seeds. The Bottle-Brushhas aromatic, alternate, linear<br>leaves with prominent lateral midveins.

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