SelecTree: Tree Detail

WHITE BOTTLEBRUSH
Callistemon salignus

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Photo Locations: Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA and Lotusland - Santa Barbara, CA

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Drought and saline tolerant.

Has fragrant Leaf.

Native to Australia.

Family: Myrtaceae

Tree Characteristics

Erect, Spreading or Weeping with a Low Canopy.

Rounded Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 20 - 25 feet.

Width: 10 - 15 feet.

Growth Rate: 36 Inches per Year.

Longevity 40 to 150 years.

Leaves Lanceolate, Green, No Change, Evergreen.

Flowers Showy. Cream or Yellow. Flowers in Spring or Summer. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Brown Capsule, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Fall Wildlife use it.

Bark Dark Gray or Light Gray, Exfoliating.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate to Dense in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Flowers.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 8, 9 and 12 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 9 - 11.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Wet to Dry Soil.

Drought tolerant.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Slightly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.

Salinity Tolerance is Moderate on Coast.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

None Known Health Hazard.

Desirable Wildlife Plant.

Attracts Birds and Bees.

Not Deer Palatable.

Wildlife use Fruit.

Special Uses & Values

Screen.

Hedged.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Callistemon salignus Tree Record." 1995-2020. Aug 9, 2020.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/callistemon-salignus >

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