previously Callistemon chisholmii
Form and Size: A medium, slender, sparse shrub, 2-4m high, with an
open growth habit.
Distribution: Central-western and northern Qld.; along stream
banks in sandstone country.
Leaves: Narrow lance-shaped, sometimes slightly sickle-shaped,
leathery, dark green, sharply pointed, 5-10cm x 0.4-0.7cm.
Bark: Brown, fibrous.
Flowers: Red, dense; borne in spikes 6-8cm x 2-3cm.
Flowering Period: May to August.
Fruit: Capsules, cylindrical, sunken centre, retained on the stem
for a long period.
Cultivation/Notes: Propagate from cuttings for best results. A
hardy species, which is suited to drier inland areas, although it grows well in dry coastal areas such as