Callistemon Citrinus Splendens in trouble
Surrey, United Kingdom
I was given a callistemum citrinus in a large pot, pruned to a standard shape, by my late partner for valentine's day last year. Unfortunately the snow and frost virtually killed it, despite protecting it with a fleece. Now it is sprouting from the base and I am left with the dead stem in the middle which looks ridiculous. I have pruned the top back more and more in the hope that it would start to sprout, but no luck. If I cut the stem right down it will look ugly and I don't know whether to leave the sproutings to form a bushy plant or try to trim all except one, to try to get a standard shape again. The plant obviously is of sentimental value to me, so I don't want to lose it. Any thoughts please?
- 27 Jul, 2009