Callistemon salignus (Sm.) Colv. ex Sweet, Hort. Brit. 155 1826. (Syn: Callistemon lanceolatus var. lophanthus (Vent.) Heynh.; Callistemon leptostachyus Sweet; Callistemon lophanthus (Vent.) Sweet; Callistemon salignus var. angustifolius Miq.; Callistemon salignus f. hebestachys (Benth.) Siebert & Voss; Callistemon salignus var. hebestachyus Benth.; Callistemon salignus var. salignus ; Melaleuca paludosa Schltdl. [Illegitimate]; Melaleuca pithyoides F.Muell. ex Benth.; Melaleuca salicina Craven; Metrosideros australis R.Br. ex Bonpl.; Metrosideros lophantha Vent.; Metrosideros saligna Sm.);
Callistemon salignus, commonly known as Willow Bottlebrush and White Bottlebrush, is an endemic Australian shrub or tree in the family Myrtaceae. The species occurs in New South Wales and Queensland.
The species usually grows to between 4 and 10 metres in height and has narrow foliage, white papery bark, and new growth which is purplish-pink. The bottlebrush flower-spikes appear during spring. They are generally creamy white to yellow, though pink and red forms are also seen in cultivation.
The species was first formally described by botanist James Edward Smith in 1797 in Transactions of the Linnean Society of London, and named Metrosideros saligna. In 1826, botanist Robert Sweet indicated that the species should be transferred to the genus Callistemon in Sweet’s Hortus Britannicus. In his 2006 paper “New Combinations in Melaleuca for Australian Species of Callistemon (Myrtaceae)”, Lyndley Craven, a research botanist from the Australian National Herbarium, proposed that this species should be renamed as Melaleuca salicina.
Callistemon salignus can be used for providing shelter and screening and is well-suited as a street tree, or for planting in parks and gardens. Additionally, flowers will attract birds to a garden. The species is suited to a wide range of soil types, and can tolerate both wet and dry conditions, and near-coastal exposure.
(From Wikipedia on 4.1.15)
Crassulaceae, Combretaceae and Myrtaceae Fortnight : Myrtaceae : Callistemon For ID : Lalbagh,Bangalore : 20DEC14 : AK-57 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2).
Seen in Lalbagh, Bangalore on 11th Nov,14.
For Species id please.
Callistemon viminalis – Bottle Brush.
Not C. viminalis, notice erect branches, shorter and broader leaves, persistent fruits of previous year
Crassulaceae, Combretaceae and Myrtaceae Fortnight : Myrtaceae : Callistemon salignus – White Flowers : Lalbagh,Bangalore : 24DEC14 : AK-83 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1).
Picture taken on 16/3/13.
Pure white flowers.
Defenitly the plants with white flowers are identified as Callistemon salignus but it is questionable whether it grows in Lal bagh Banglore
If they were not seen by me in Lalbagh, then I would not have added Lalbagh to the location.
I think yes
Crassulaceae, Combretaceae and Myrtaceae Fortnight : Myrtaceae : Callistemon For ID : Lalbagh,Bangalore : 22DEC14 : AK-65 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4).
Another Callistemon with light pink flowers seen in Nov,13.
Earlier feedback from … Callistemon salignus, Willow Bottlebrush.
Callistemon For ID : Pink Flowers : Lalbagh,Bangalore : 231213 : AK-34
I think Callistemon salignus ‘Perth Pink’
Thanks a lot … I am finally sorting my Callistemons.
are the leaves supposed to be hairy in this case?
Callistemon For ID : Pink Flowers : Lalbagh,Bangalore : 231213 : AK-34: Attachments (4). 6 posts by 4 authors.
Light Pink colored flowers seen in Lalbagh on 21st & 25th Nov,13.
Yes it is Callisemon-the Bottle Brush.
What about an Australian plant?
Callistemon salignus – Willow Bottlebrush
These gardens of British era have many plants brought from all over world.
I think you are right. Thanks.
There are quite a few Callistemons in Lalbagh.