Calistemon is a shrub belonging to the Myrtaceaeun family, also known by the common names, bottlebrush or red broom. It is capable of reaching up to 3 metres in height and its flower spikes measure between 6 and 10 cm in length.
It is native to the states of Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria in Australia, where it is found near rocky creeks and in the wetlands near the coast.
The Calistemon has a characteristic lemony odour. The word 'callistemon' comes from Greek and means 'beautiful stamens'.