Callistemon teretifolius
Flinders Ranges Bottlebrush

Uses: Ornamental feature plant in native landscapes or as background plants in larger mixed plantings. Can be used as a screen, barrier or informal hedge.
Suitable for areas of low maintenance and traffic due to its slightly prickly foliage. Requires well-drained soils.
Attracts nectar eating birds and insects, bird habitat.
Note: This species is provisionally classified schedule 1, Regulation 24.2 under the Sewerage Act. Written approval is required prior to planting in streets or roads. It should not be planted closer than two metres to any sewer main or connection.

This plant is indigenous to the following botanical regions of South Australia.

:FR: Flinders Rangers  
:EA: Eastern   
:NL: Northern Lofty
:SL: Southern Lofty
:KI: Kangaroo Island
:SE: South Eastern
For detail on these regions refer to the user guide.

  • Height 1-3m
  • Spread 2-4m
  • Position
    • position-fullsun Full Sun
  • Family Myrtaceae
  • Botanical Name Callistemon teretifolius
  • Common Name Flinders Ranges Bottlebrush
  • Origin SA, WA
  • Habit Open
  • Landscape Plains, Footslopes, Hills
  • Soil Texture Clay, Loam, Sand
  • pH Acidic, Alkaline, Neutral
  • Tolerates Drought, Lime, Moderate frost
  • Supplementary Watering Minimal
  • Flower Colour Red
  • Flowering Time Spring, Summer
  • Flower Type Bottlebrush
  • Purpose Ornamental, Habitat
  • Evergreen/Deciduous Evergreen
  • Form Medium Shrub (Usually between 1.2m & 3.6m)
  • Indigenous to the Adelaide Region