Not only pohutukawa blooms in December. This is the view from our office window where Eva and Geoffrey spend several hours a day on different publications including WW.
“Callistemons are commonly known as Bottlebrushes because of their cylindrical, brush like flowers. These shrubs live in warm regions of Australia, mainly along the east coast and south west. They provide food and shelter for native animals, birds, insects and skinks – they will attract plenty of life to your backyard.” —backyardbuddies.org.au
They certainly attract plenty of bees.