Bottlebrush tree: Hardy and beautiful

What kind of flower is this? It looks like a bottle brush! If you hear such an exclamation on the roadside, you are likely to encounter the weeping bottlebrush tree, a plant in the Myrtaceae family!

Doesn't this look like a bottle brush? /VCG Photo

Doesn't this look like a bottle brush? /VCG Photo

The tree is endemic to Australia. Its branches are slender and soft, drooping like weeping willows. The flowers are arranged in spikes, which look like bright red brushes you use to clean bottles!

Bottlebrushes are hardy plants, they are really difficult to kill. Today they are commonly planted in many countries as street trees. 

(All images are from VCG)

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