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Callistemon citrinus

Common Name(s):
Lemon bottlebrush
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

This plant is particularly resistant to damage by deer.

Height:
10-15 ft.
Foliage:
1-3 inch, alternate, simple, lanceolate, bright green leaves; prominent, ribbed midvein; new growth is coppery; lemon odor when crushed
Flower:
Bright crimson flowers on 4-5 inch, erect, terminal inflorescence; bottlebrush-like
Zones:
8b to 11
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Sun; dry to moist, well-drained soil
Texture:
Fine
Form:
Large shrub to small tree
Width:
10-15 ft.
Tags:
deer resistant, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 1446

Callistemon citrinus Callistemon citrinus
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