Callistemon pungens Rare and Endangered
3m x 2m Fl. Summer
Occurs naturally from near Inverell to the eastern escarpment in New England National Park. It also occurs in south-eastern Queensland, mainly in the Stanthorpe area. Grows in or near rocky watercourses, usually in sandy creek beds, wet heath or riparian woodlands on granite or trachyte substrates, less commonly on basalt.
Dense shrub with prickly tips on leaves and purple flowers.. Frost/drought hardy, adaptable to most sites including heavy soils, full sun to part shade. Screens, avenues, large hedges, specimen. Prune back behind brush after flowering. Attracts birds