Lemon bottlebrush is a small tree or large shrub that gets 6-12 ft tall and 6-9 ft wide. The leaves are narrow, lance shaped, and leathery, with a distinctly citrus aroma (thus the common name). Lemon bottlebrush blooms in early spring when it covers itself in the bright red blossoms and a few flower clusters are also produced sporadically throughout the summer.
This is an extremely easy tree to grow. It has few pests, requires little maintenance and is drought tolerant once established. Best of all, the bright red, distinctive flowers are irresistible to hummingbirds!
USDA Zones 8 - 10.