Plant ID forum: Bottlebrush (Callistemon)

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Name: tarev
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tarev
Feb 28, 2012 10:06 PM CST
I found this bush in one of our mall areas here, and I like the red brush-like flowers, does anyone know what this is? Nice to see it in bloom during winter.

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Name: Sherry
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wcgypsy
Feb 28, 2012 10:22 PM CST
Looks like maybe Little John bottlebrush...is it a short shrub?
edited to add....callistemon citrinus
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Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Feb 28, 2012 10:25 PM CST
Looks like a variety of dwarf bottlebrush, 'Callistemon viminalis'. Possibly 'Little John as Sherry said.
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Name: Sherry
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wcgypsy
Feb 28, 2012 10:27 PM CST
Citrinus? Viminalis? I don't know.....
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Feb 28, 2012 10:42 PM CST
Hmmmm .... Ok now you've gone and confused me. It seems 'Little John' is listed as both species.
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
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wcgypsy
Feb 28, 2012 10:43 PM CST
lol...that's why I'm confused.....
I could be wrong...
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"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Feb 29, 2012 9:44 AM CST
Thanks for the ID ..it seems to look like Callistemon viminalis - Dwarf Bottlebrush 'Little John' and also as Callistemon citrinus. But leaning more towards Callistemon citrinus since I found it in a parking lot, I saw a write up saying it is used commonly in median islands.

Thanks everyone!




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plantladylin
Feb 29, 2012 12:51 PM CST
Definitely Callistemon but I'm not sure which one. If you get a correct identification I hope you will add photo's to the Plant Database:

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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Feb 29, 2012 5:48 PM CST
This doesn't necessarily help with the ID of Tarev's, but maybe a little on the identity of the cultivar 'Little John'. I contacted the Australian Native Plants Society and this is what they said "It's more related to C.viminalis than C.citrinus but it's probably not a pure form of C.viminalis either. Most references that I've consulted consider it to be of hybrid origin with C.viminalis as one parent. I don't think anyone is really sure of what other species might be involved in the parentage."
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
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wcgypsy
Feb 29, 2012 5:55 PM CST
lol...sounds much the same as what I run into with salvias quite often.....
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."

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