Bottlebrush Tree (Callistemon citrinus)


Bottlebrush Tree

Callistemon citrinus

  • Beautiful red tropical bottlebrush-shaped blooms
  • Colorful shade tree to add to gardens
  • Strong medium sized evergreen tree
  • Loves the Houston climate and is hardy to heat and cold

The Bottlebrush Tree, Callistemon citrinus, is the most commonly grown bottlebrush, for a good reason - it is the most tolerant of heat, cold and poor soils, and features strikingly beautiful bright red flowers when in bloom. These attractive flowers resemble the look of a bottlebrush and have a pleasant lemony scent that attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Its dense canopy attracts other birds as well and provides vivid, colorful shade to gardens. Homeowners looking to block out unwanted views or needing to create a border can use this plant as an effective and beautiful privacy hedge, too!

From southeastern Australia, these tropical beauties are hardy and durable. They tolerate poor soil, love the heat, are cold hardy, and absolutely love the Houston climate. Bottlebrush can grow to be a medium sized tree and also look fantastic when used as shrubs. An evergreen, Callistemon citrinus has a moderate growth rate and looks good all year long. In fact, the vibrant red flowers may appear in waves throughout the year and create a stunning contrast as the red new growth matures to green. Versatile, they can grow in full sun or shade, though the show of flowers is stronger with the sun.

Bottlebrush is a must-have addition to any tropically themed front yard or backyard design. It looks fantastic when used as a focal point in any landscape style! At Big Tex Tree Nurseries, we have these beautiful plants available in a variety of sizes. We are the largest box tree grower in the United States, so if you are looking for a bigger Lemon Bottlebrush, you are sure to find some at your local Big Tex nursery, and we can assure that these are the best-quality bottlebrush you will find anywhere!

We make it easy! Big Tex Trees offers free home and business landscape design consultations. With our professional planting and delivery service, we will get any sized order planted into your landscape and treated with specialized fertilizers that get your plants growing just right!


Beautiful red tropical bottlebrush blooms

Colorful shade tree to add to gardens

Strong medium sized evergreen tree

Grows great in desert climates