Creek bottlebrush inflorescence
A lovely weeping form to this bottlebrush. Each inflorescence is 35 to 50 mm in diameter and 40 to 100 mm long with 15 to 50 individual flowers.
There is ongoing debate about whether the Melaleuca or Callistemon name should be used for the bottlebrush species. Some herbaria have now adopted the name Melaleuca viminalis for this species, however, this reclassification has not been adopted in the Australian Plant Census (which is accepted by ANPSA as the authority on Australian Plant nomenclature).
This cultivar I have is 'Wilderness White'.
''Callistemon viminalis'' , also known as Weeping Bottlebrush, is a shrub or small tree in the family Myrtaceae. It is native to the states of New South Wales and Queensland in Australia where it often occurs along watercourses.