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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:08 am    Post subject: Is this bottle brush worth saving? Reply with quote

My brother has just moved into a house and the garden needs a lot of work. There's a callistemon in a pretty open part of the garden (gets plenty of sun, but also wind), and I'm not sure if it's dead or if it's possible to revive it. The tips of all the leaves are brown (except on maybe 3 branches), and there are brown pods from last year (?) that look fairly withered, and the branches are brittle. There are 3 buds on it that look new, but they're all clustered in one part, and rest is fairly dead looking. There's also only the faintest hint of green under the bark, it's mainly brown. Is it worth trying to save, or should we just take it out? Thanks for any advice.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that looks very healthy from pic except for the browning on the tips leave alone and enjoy the plant later in the year.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. Do you really think it will come on this summer? I can't see anywhere that the "bristles" will come out. Is there anything in particular I should so to take care of it? (I've never had one myself). It's a callistemon citrinus according to the tag on it.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wait and see dont rush nature it will be ok and iif we get some heat you will be in for a suprise. It will put on new growth and flower there
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your help Very Happy
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