Bottle Brush Trees

Bottle Brush Plant


Tavish added on August 7, 2016 | Answered

We had one brush on last year's plant (1st year planting). The bush has doubled in size this year but NO brushes. Can anyone help?


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Alisma
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on August 8, 2016

There are a couple possibilities. Bottlebrush plants need full sun to flower abundantly, so make sure other plants are not shading the bottebrush more than usual. This plant produces flowers on its new growth, so pruning it in fall can help it flower more the next year.

See the following article for pruning advice:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/bottlebrush/pruning-bottlebrush-plants.htm

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