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do I have to cut off the flowering head after it has bloomed. What are the knobbly bits that remain? Can I grow my callistemon in a pot?

On plant Callistemon sieberi



Bottlebrush or Callistemon

Plants are very tolerant of pruning, even old plants will regenerate if pruned back hard into the old wood

Pruning young plants will help to produce a better branched shrub. Mature plants can be pruned after flowering if needed to maintain a compact habit. This pruning consists of taking out any badly placed branches, cutting back strong growth by about a half and weaker shoots by two thirds. You can also cut back plants quite severely into the wood and they will resprout successfully. Callistemons are interesting in as much as the growing point does not abort after flowering, but grows on beyond the inflorescence to produce further stem, leaf and, eventually, flowers. By leaving the plant unpruned you can have lots of flowers and still see the interesting seed capsules clustering around the lower parts of the stems.

ou can take Cuttings of half-ripe wood

13 Jul, 2008


~hi Marguerite~how do you take cuttings please?~

10 Nov, 2008

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