The bottlebrush is one of Australia's easily identifiable plants that can be
seen growing as small shrubs to larger tree, depending on the species. With its
bottle shaped flowers, there are some 40 species.
Following images is the Weeping Bottlebrush (Callistemon viminalis), seen
flowering in spring or summer. One of the most widely cultivated of all
bottlebrushes, this example is an established tree in the front
garden of the Alice Springs Reptile Centre. Other examples can be seen
throughout the town.
The two red bottlebrushes mentioned in the Alice Springs
Town Council 'Recommended Plant Database' are the Callistemon "Dawson River
Weeper" cultivar and the "Weeping Bottlebrush" (Callistemon viminalis).
They also list the "White Bottlebrush" (Callistemon salignus) with creamy
brush flowers and Callistemon "Reeves Pink" cultivar with masses of pink