“* Exceptional Beauty #3 *
by Carolyn Connolly.
A dwarf/compact Australian native flowering shrub, 'Rocky Rambler' (Callistemon pearsonii)...
"Callistemon 'Rocky Rambler': is a member of the Myrtaceae family and is a dwarf form of Callistemon pearsonii. Callistemon 'Rocky Rambler' is a small shrub that reaches a height of 40 centimetres with a spread of one metre. The narrow-lanceolate leaves are about three centimetres long with a sharp point. Young growth is pink and hairy.
In late spring and summer, plants produce small, bright red flower spikes. Their anthers are tipped with yellow.
'Rocky Rambler' is a colourful ground cover that would be at home in a rockery or native cottage garden. 'Rocky Rambler' comes from the Blacktown Tablelands inland from Rockhampton in central Queensland."
Captured early afternoon, in mid-autumn, on the 2nd of April 2007...
Category: ~ Flowers ~