Callistemon pityoides, Callistemon sieberi.
From Greek Pitys , pine, and the suffix, -oides , similar to, referring to the narrow, pine-like leaves.
Up to 3m.
Presence in Australia
Noted in the areas Ournie and Talmalmo-Murray. Probably also occurs in similar country surrounding these areas.
This specie has been identified in the following Australian states: Qld, NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas.
Boggy areas. Often peaty granite heathland or shallow water in open sites. Alpine and subalpine areas and tablelands.
Shrub to 3m high with silvery-grey new growth. Narrow, almost cylindrical leaves, mostly 1-2cm long.
Periodically wet ground in partial or full sun. Tolerates frost. Drought sensitive.
Golden yellow or cream, Nov-Feb, and sporadically throughout year.
Any time, as seeds generally retained for many years. Seeds not usually released until plant meets with adversity such as injury, drought or fire. Collect from older wood.
From seed (±300 viable seeds per gram) or tip cuttings which strike readily.
From seed in seasonally inundated sites.
Shade and shelter
Useful low-level cover in windbreaks on moist sites.
Useful in controlling gully erosion as fibrous roots bind soil.
Excellent bird attractant due to nectar (for honeyeaters) and foliage, refuge for small birds. Flowers are a pollen source for native butterflies and moths.
Attractive. Withstands hard pruning.