Once established it is able to tolerate extended dry periods. A useful tree, extremely important for creek health, as it stabilises creek banks. It is a source of nectar for insects and birds.
The brushes are usually about 70 mm long by 50 mm diameter, bright red in colour and are usually seen in spring and sometimes in autumn.
Propagation easy from both seed and cuttings.
Previously was Callistemon viminalis.
Photo: Robert Whyte