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Callistemon citrinus


Callistemon citrinus (Callistemon Citrinus (Bottle Brush Plant))

Bottle Brush Plant



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These are very bright and attractive, Dawn..
Lovely colour.

18 Jul, 2009

 

Very nice.

18 Jul, 2009

 

Lots of lovely planting there Dawn, your Calistemon looks very happy there :)

18 Jul, 2009

 

love these dawn,

18 Jul, 2009

 

Beautiful colour.

18 Jul, 2009

 

A very healthy plant! I can't grow them...

18 Jul, 2009

 

They look great Dawn. Lovely colour amongst the green.

18 Jul, 2009

 

Thanks everyone. My mum picked it up at a sale a few years ago for me and when I set it, I didnt know what it was. Too big to move now (its in a bit of a wild area) so I'm going to try and take some cuttings.

18 Jul, 2009

amy
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Snap again Dawn ..LOL.. I was about to put my photo on :o)

18 Jul, 2009

 

Ha ha Amy. We seem to be in a parallel existence, lol. We''ll have to put the peach trees on again soon.

18 Jul, 2009

 

Lovely colour Dawn,and perfect for the wild area !

18 Jul, 2009

 

It gorgeous Dawn....I love the bottle brushes.......

18 Jul, 2009

 

Thanks BB/Maureen: The are such a bright red, very refreshing.

19 Jul, 2009

 

Well done Dawn..didn't know we can grow these in our area........wet ,cold ....

20 Jul, 2009

 

Should be OK for you Deida - it dont get much wetter or colder than here.

20 Jul, 2009

 

Love the Bottle Brush. when .I went to Australia and stayed with my friends thy Had some of the Bottle Brush at the bottom of the garden.
and the Magpies and parrots with green orange and blue feathers.
thy were very noisy but lovely to see. My friends said thy like to eat the seed's. I do have some seeds.but dont know how long they take to grow.
Chadwell.

21 Jul, 2009

 

Hello Chadwell and welcome to GOY :-)
I set this as a very small plant about 5 years ago and now it must be 6 foot high, I've never grown them from seed but was lucky enough to buy another small one at a sale at the weekend for just £2.00. I do hope you get one going - it will be a pleasant reminder of your time in Australia.

21 Jul, 2009

 

I had one of these Dawn but after a cold winter it just gave up and withered.

24 Jul, 2009

 

I had two but they looked very poorly after a couple of months. Does anyone know if they prefere a particular soil or is it just warmth they need?

24 Jul, 2009

 

I love bottlebrush too, it's good to see one doing so well in the UK

24 Jul, 2009

 

Penkate, they do prefer a warm sunny position, and soil on the acid side. Hope that helps. :-)

24 Jul, 2009

 

hello all this is a lovely plant Dawnsaunt, if it makes you feel any better, i have one of these in a warm sunny, quite sheltered spot, in acid soil.... it was lovely last year.... not a flower in sight this year, don't know why...??? maybe it is just a bit late off the mark?... i have grown them several times before and never had this problem.... and Dawnsaunt, this would be a good one for your new front garden project....

26 Jul, 2009

 

Good thinking Majeekahead - in fact I bought a small one last weekend so I can keep that for the raised beds :-)
Shame your's hasnt flowered this year, mine only had one flower last year but this time its been much better.

26 Jul, 2009

 

to be honest i have been so busy this year, i have not given the garden the same tlc that i usually do, so has not been fed or mulched this year... could have something to do with it... and yes would be perfect for your raised bed.

26 Jul, 2009

 

Let's hope yours flowers next year and its on my list for the raised bed :-)

26 Jul, 2009



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