Calothamnus rupestris, commonly known as mouse ears or granite net-bush, is a plant in the myrtle family, native to Australia. It is a shrub or small tree with short, stiff, prickly leaves and pink to red flowers.
Thin leaves are about 1 inch long, with a sharp point and crowded towards the ends of branches. The flower clusters usually develop on one side of the stem. Honeyeaters are frequent visitors to the blooms. It is an ornamental species with large flowers and fruits and does very well in cool climate garden. Calothamnus rupestris prefers well drained situations and is happy in both full sun and partial shade. Grown for its flowers and is planted in small gardens or rockeries as a specimen. It is also used in patio pots and is suitable for coastal or inland regions. Zone 8+
Other Names: Granite Net-bush, Syn: Melaleuca rupestris