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i have a shrub that is about 1m tall and has cone like cones on it and the end have pinkish red pieces growing out of the ends - what is it


By Wench

United Kingdom Gb

shrub with cone like feature. bush is about 1m tall and end of cones have feather like shuts that turn pink and red what is it please



Is it an evergreen, Wench? I can't hazard a guess without a photo, I'm afraid. Is that possible?

Maybe another member may have a brainwave.

17 Jan, 2009


could it be a ginger? just tweaked a memory of a recent pic from Marguerite of a ginger with a pinecone-like item with flowers that grew from under the pseudo scales...??? or a protea, (feathers)??

17 Jan, 2009


I'll just hazard a guess Wench.
Could it be a Callistema, bottle brush.

17 Jan, 2009


from the discription i would second what Dr.B has said, Ginger or Protea, would also match discription but unlikely in the UK Lori. but obvioulsy this is all gues work without a pic, as Spritz has said. if you don't have a photo, tap in Callistemon or bottle brush in the search box at the top of the page, there are quite a few of us that have them, so some pic's will come up, hope this helps.

17 Jan, 2009

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