SWDesertHomes in Tucson, Marana, Oro Valley, Vail & More!: Bottlebrush Trees - Another Interesting Sight in Tucson

Bottlebrush Trees - Another Interesting Sight in Tucson

Bottlebrush Trees - Another Interesting Sight in Tucson

When I first moved to the Tucson, AZ area, the sight of these blooming trees really had me taking a second look.

red bottlebrush tree in Tucson
They call them, of all things, a Bottle Brush tree. 

They are evergreen, and are also known as Callistemon.

red bottlebrush tree in TucsonAs you can guess, their name is derived from the bright red flowers that so resemble a common household bottle brush.

Originally thought to be from Australia, bottle brush trees love warm, humid climates with plenty of sunlight.

Often in shrub form, they can also be trained to a small tree.  Hummingbirds love them!


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Comment balloon 8 commentsCara Marcelle Mancuso • May 10 2011 12:34AM


Cara, and bees love them too. I love their red color and such an appropriate name. They do well here in So Cal, too.

Posted by Pamela Seley, REALTOR®, CA BRE #01824145 Real Estate - Call 951.491.4063 (West Coast Realty Division) about 4 years ago

Cara, I've been thinking about planting a bottlebrush tree this year where I lost a few other bushes.  I love their color.

Pamela - I didn't know the bees like them - I thought the red attracted the hummers?

Posted by Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739 (Dominion Real Estate Partners, LLC, Scottsdale, AZ) about 4 years ago

What bright and friendly colors! I would like one just to brighten up our cloudy rainy weather. :)

Posted by Lindsey Hasford (Coldwell Banker Vision) about 4 years ago

Hi Cara,

That is a very narly looking tree, very cool,  I guess that shows that we have never been in your part of the world,  great pictures and thanks for shoing these to us.

Posted by Peter Pfann @ Fair Realty Victoria, Selling Pfanntastic Victoria Homes Since 1986, Talk To Peter 250-213-9490 www.talktopeter.com (Fair Realty, Victoria BC www.talktopeter.com) about 4 years ago

Cara - I love these trees too. We have them here in Florida and not to far from my home is butterfly world where you can really enjoy seeing the hummingbirds, bees and butterflies flock to them..

Posted by Linda Scofield about 4 years ago

Cara ~  I really love these trees -- especially the attraction of the butterflies and hummingbirds -- bees, not so much.

Posted by Tish Lloyd, Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches (BlueCoast Realty Corporation) about 4 years ago

Cara - I actually saw this post on Linked-In before AR. Funny how these travel.

I used to have these on the side of my second home. They grow fast. Bees Bees and More Bees with mine. But they were beautiful.

Posted by Ken Barker Realtor® GRI, E-Pro Certified (Dilbeck Real Estate) about 4 years ago

Well it makes sense that they'd be everywhere south!  Coming from Washington State, and then Wisconsin, our lack of sun and then the extreme winters would never have done for these bright red beauties.

I guess I enjoy them so much in OTHER people's yards - never noticed the bees!

Ken - Social networking - isn't it great!

Posted by Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! (Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ) about 4 years ago