Callistemon New Growth?
Cleveland, United Kingdom
We bought a Callistemon Bonanza (think its also known as bottle brush) last August and planted it straight away. By early October some of the leaves had began to turn brown and come off, by late October all but a few leaves had turned brown but had not fallen off.
We protected the plant with fleece over the winter. Its now April and I am unable to see any new leaves but the stems at the top have a silvery hair growing on them. All the brown leaves that where on the plant from last october are still attached along with the few green leaves that where also there. The green leaves are brilliant green and have not been affected by the winter weather.
Any advice as to whether the silver hair could be the signs of the plant new growth? Should I leave well alone or should I prune it or should I remove the dead leaves?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated as I have never had one of these plants before and can find little info on other owners experiencing silvery hair on their stems.
Thank you :0)
- 6 Apr, 2012
£13.50 at Burncoose