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Callistemon
is a genus of shrubs in the family Myrtaceae, first described as a genus in 1814. The entire genus is endemic to Australia but widely cultivated in many other regions and naturalised in scattered locations. Their status as a separate taxon is in doubt, some authorities accepting that the difference between callistemons and melaleucas is not sufficient for them to be grouped in a separate genus.
Callistemon species have commonly been referred to as bottlebrushes because of their cylindrical, brush like flowers resembling a traditional bottle brush. They are mostly found in the more temperate regions of Australia, especially along the east coast and typically favor moist conditions so when planted in gardens thrive on regular watering. However, two species are found in Tasmania and several others in the south-west of Western Australia. At least some species are drought-resistant and some are used in ornamental landscaping elsewhere in the world.
Many commercial nurseries continue to use the name ‘’Callistemon’’. These species can be propagated either by cuttings (some species more easily than others), or from the seeds. Flowering is normally in spring and early summer but conditions may cause flowering at other times of the year. Flower heads vary in colour with species. Most are red, but some are yellow, green, orange or white
They have been grown in Europe since a specimen of Callistemon citrinus was introduced to Kew Gardens in London by Joseph Banks in 1789.
SOURCE: WIKIPEDIA

In my homeland there are countless of these small trees.
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  • Copyright: Chris Koulis (chrisg76) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 23 W: 0 N: 220] (1118)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2018-04-21
  • Categories: Nature
  • Camera: LG V10
  • Exposure: 1/21 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2018-04-28 5:25
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