Wentworth Falls Lake Sculpture Walk
Take a walk and discover the carved sandstone sculptures in the park.
The crimson red ‘bottlebrushes’ of Callistemon citrinus create floral spectaculars along stream banks and swamp edges from spring to summer. Each 12 cm long ‘bottlebrush’ displayed on the ends of stiff upright branches, is a spike of hundreds of flowers, each with 5 tiny petals and long brilliant red stamens.
The nectar-rich flowers are sought by pollinating honeyeaters. Clusters of woody cup- shaped 4-7mm wide capsules persist on the branches, protecting the numerous seeds for years.
Sunlight shining through the waxy, 3-7cm long lance-shaped leaves, reveals an abundance of oil dots which release the citrus fragrance for which this Callistemon is named. Pink, softly-hairy new growth continues to attract the eye to this 2-3m high shrub well after flowering.