A large Australian genus comprising many species with needle-like foliage and bottle-brush flowers. A few assume tree form but most of them are low-growing shrubs. All are attractive when in bloom, but, on account of their hard, needle-like leaves and persistent seed vessels, are not very desirable except in large collections.

Propagate by seeds own one-sixteenth of an inch deep, in heat, in early Spring, or by cuttings of the ripe wood placed in a cold frame in September and potted as growth requires; keep them in pots until required for planting in permanent situations.