Saturday, December 4, 2010

Flowering Tree - Red Bottle Brush

Bangalore (State: Karnataka) known as Garden City true to its name as lot of flowering trees on either side of most of the roads. They bloom with flowers of various colors. One such tree is Bottle Brush tree also known as Callistemon.

The flowers are bright red, and attract nectar-feeding birds and insects. The flower spikes of this tree are made of several individual flowers. The name is apt as can bee seen from the bright red flowers which have the shape of a bottle brush.

The tree grow only as big as 15 feet. They enhance the beauty of any garden. They grow superbly in the regions where the climate is warm, humid, and receive full sunlight. The flowers produces small woody fruit that contain numerous seeds.

The fine leaves and the bright red inflorescence make this tree one of the beautiful trees that enhances the landscaping of any gardens or parks.

55 comments:

Traveling Hawk said...

I knoe this wonderful plant. It grows in y country only as pot plant, to be brought in house during the winter. But I have seen it also, as bushes, in Greece.

Nordis said...

Beautiful pictures with beautiful colors of flowers I did not know existed.

Team G Square said...

Beautiful tree, in full bloom just looks awesome

Dejemonos sorprender said...

Hi, beautiful pictures of this tree... we have it here too.. is nice one..

raji said...

nice pictures ..this flower exactly simulates a bottle brush!

pietrzyk said...

Beautiful flowers.Greetings Andrzej.

joo said...

It's amazing! I love this tree!

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Hi Raj, questo è un fiore bellissimo che ac'è nche in Italia e viene usato metterlo davanti alle case per abbellire il proprio giardino.
Buona serata :))
Myriam

Beyond Horizon said...

Beautiful close capture of flowers..

Wind said...

Please have a great week!
Best regards from Romania!

Maia said...

Lovely red flowers, they really look like a bottle brushes. It must be an amazing sight to see these trees with such a colorful decoration.

maiaT said...

Amazing looking trees with this red flowers.
Your photos are very inviting, we don't have these beautiful trees.

Indrani said...

Lovely captures, Rajesh.

Randi said...

Wow...I love flowering trees and this one is really amazing! I have never seen this one before!

shooting star said...

Bangalore really has lots of trees & plants..not only flowering but fruit bearing....on my first visit there, i was amazed to see chiku trees in the road medians, and chikus were hanging from them!!!

i did not know the name of this flower...though have seen them at quite a few places....thanks for the info...

RAJI MUTHUKRISHNAN said...

I love these flowers

chubskulit said...

Such gorgeous blooms!

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Trotter said...

Hi Rajesh! Today we don't have a stone temple, but a flower one!! Great anyhow!!

Blogtrotter Two is in the Valley of Kings waiting for you!! No photos allowed inside the tombs, sorry… Enjoy and have a great week!

Luna Miranda said...

delightful, vibrant blooms!

http://savorthebite.blogspot.com/2010/12/todays-flowers-18-clitoria-ternatea.html

Zuzana said...

Such an interesting flower! And yes, it sure looks like a bottle brush, how fun is that.;))
xoxo

Carver said...

That's a beautiful tree and great information about it.

George said...

The blossoms of this tree really do look like a red bottle. Absolutely gorgeous.

Denise said...

Thank you for sharing your bottle tree. It is so beautiful!

NatureFootstep said...

I think I bought seeds from this one once. But failed to get plants. To bad, it is a beauty.

LC said...

A most interesting plant... afriend of mine was surprised to find a miniature version for sale in a nursery here in Wisconsin this past spring... L

Meri said...

Bottlebrush is very cool!

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful flowers and a beautiful tree. Great photos and mosaic.

EG Wow said...

The blossoms are so exotic!

Pat said...

Beautiful tree and mosaic!

Dishesdone said...

Very cool flowers! So pretty and so different!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

I took a photo of the bottlebush tree in Florida a few years ago. We don't have this kind of tree here. It was so amazing and looked just like little red brushes. Thanks for sharing Rajesh.

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Gorgeous photo of the Bottle Tree flower...I can see why it is called that...

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I've never seen bottle brush tree in person but they look so pretty!

Lovely photos!

YOSEE said...

yes, this is a very pretty flower. i remember the mysore zoo had many of these trees.

Bhupesh said...

very beautiful
:)

Bhupesh

Jeevan said...

Beautiful rajesh! The flowers live up to its name and enchanting. I brush this tree and flowers in Kolli Hills recently and wonder what it name. Thanks :)

Arija said...

Nice of you to feature one of our native bottle brushes. They are putting on quite a show in my garden at the moment.

Lui said...

Great flower and great name too!

Liz said...

It's beautiful!

My RUBY link.

V Rakesh said...

Super kool! Absolutely wonderful pictures!

imriz said...

cool name...a ruby brush, indeed!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful! A few times over here I've seen a miniature version of this tree sold as an exotic house plant .. I imagine it is very hard to grow so far away from it's real home.

joshi daniel said...

it looks like a decorated christmas tree!

eden said...

Love that flower. I have bottle brush too but it is a different kind.

Pietro said...

Magnificent flowering, nice images!

Jacob said...

Hi Rajesh!

I love bottle brush plants. Here in our part of Florida they thrive and if not trimmed grow into substantial trees which are very pretty when in full color!

Cildemer said...

Love that plant! I had bought one two years ago but forgot it outside and the winter killed it!
Thanks for sharing such nice pics;o)

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Míriam Luiza said...

Linda e vibrante cor! Que árvore linda! Parabéns pelas fotos e pelas informações que nos passou!

Rajesh said...

Thanks to all for appreciating this beautiful flowering tree.

geeta singh said...

thats lovely:)

... Madhumathi ... said...

Aww... datz so adorable.. good clicks :)

deepazartz said...

Flowers inspire me; and this is a Beauty!!!..ne'er seen the like of it.

Nethra said...

I have seen them. They look good.

Rajesh said...

Thanks to all for appreciating this beautiful flowering tree.

Anonymous said...

There is one of these beautiful trees growing in the Hiroshima Memorial Peace Park in Japan. I didn't know what it was until I got home and looked it up!