Lemon Bottlebrush Overview
Melaleuca pallida is an evergreen, arching shrub from the Myrtaceae family. It produces slender, greyish-green leaves and dense spikes of cream-yellow flowers from late spring to mid-summer. These are followed by long-lasting brown, woody fruit capsules. This plant was previously known as Callistemon pallidus; common names include Lemon Bottlebrush and Yellow Bottlebrush. Originally from Australia, this unusual bottlebrush has earned a coveted 'RHS Award of Garden Merit'. It is low maintenance and needs little or no pruning. It is suitable for sheltered, sunny borders, screening and coastal gardens, and needs moist, well-drained soil.