The Bottle Brush tree (Callistemon), belongs to the Myrtaceae family. Bottlebrush plants get their name from the spikes of flowers that bloom at the ends of the stems, bearing a strong resemblance to the Paperbark melaleucas
Planting & Care
Sunlight: The bottlebrush tree thrives in full sun and needs plenty of direct sunlight to produce the striking brush-like flowers.
Soil: Bottlebrush trees and shrubs need a well-drained soil that maintains a consistently damp condition. B
Watering: This plant should be moderately watered when it is young
Temperature: This plant likes to be kept warm
Fertilizer: This plant will benefit from a monthly feeding during warmer months of a fertilizer high in phosphorus like10-10-10 fertilizer
Pruning: The bottlebrush tree only requires a light pruning. Trim off overgrown shoots and shape the plant with pruning shears in the fall once the flowers are finished blooming.