In praise of the weeping bottlebrush

weepingbottlebrush.jpg"In spring, long, bristle-like stamens cluster together in intensely red, 6-inch long, hanging, bottlebrush-shaped cylinders that look like they would make doing the dishes fun," writes Pieter Severynen at the L.A. Land blog. The popular L.A. street and yard tree, native to eastern Australia, "grows a little beyond the boundaries of Coastal Southern California and South Florida."

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