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Bottlebrush

  
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Noticeable Features

  1. The red bottle-brush like flowers gracefully drooping down
  2. When not in flower, the drooping branches tipped with a string of woody cup shaped capsules
  3. Ornamental medium sized tree and a favourite in homes, gardens and parks
Fact File
Distribution in India (wild) Not a native tree; only of horticultural interest
Type Medium sized tree with drooping branches
Peak flowering season Before summer
Flower Tiny flowers crowded on spikes. The most prominent part are the stamens long and tipped with golden anthers
Fruit Small capsules on twig ends
Leaves Narrow and closely spaced
Bark Dark brown and deeply furrowed
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